27/11/2020

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Nico Hulkenberg up again after F1’s Sergio Perez still positive for COVID-19

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SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg will keep on as a stand-in for Racing Issue at Formulation One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez once more tested constructive for COVID-19, the crew mentioned on Friday.

The 32-yr-old German was drafted in for last weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, along with Canadian race regular Lance Stroll, but did not get started the race after an engine difficulty.

“Sergio’s exam has returned a constructive end result and he will keep on to observe the guidance of Public Health England,” Racing Issue mentioned. “He is bodily nicely and recovering.”

The crew had mentioned on Thursday that Perez’s quarantine period was above and they had been ready on the exam to see no matter whether he could race.

Perez initially tested constructive at Silverstone last week. He exposed then that he had returned to Mexico by personal aircraft to be with his mom, who had endured an incident and was in healthcare facility, after last month’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg raced for Renault last period but missing his seat to Frenchman Esteban Ocon.

The German, a Le Mans 24 Several hours sports activities automobile winner, has by no means stood on the F1 podium in 177 starts but is stepping into a pink Mercedes-lookalike automobile capable of challenging the top rated groups.

“I’m psyched to get heading once more with the crew at Silverstone. Last weekend, it was a authentic move into the unfamiliar acquiring been absent from the crew for a number of yrs — and driving a automobile I’d by no means pushed right before,” he mentioned.

“I have figured out a ton in the last week about the RP20, and I am all set to utilize my encounters to this weekend. Racing at the identical observe once more makes factors a bit less difficult and the crew has done a wonderful occupation in helping me get up to pace.

“I assume we can battle for points this weekend, which is absolutely my objective.”

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