Williams driver George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton for Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain.
Hamilton on Tuesday confirmed he would miss the weekend’s race after testing positive for Covid-19.
Russell’s seat at Williams will be taken by little-known Jack Aitken.
Hamilton, who has already wrapped up a record-equaling seventh F1 drivers’ title, faces a race against time to be passed to drive in the season-ending Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.
Hamilton’s Mercedes team confirmed the news on social media on Wednesday.