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


SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg will go on as a stand-in for Racing Issue at Components One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday just after Mexican Sergio Perez all over again examined good for COVID-19, the group reported on Friday.

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

“Sergio’s exam has returned a good end result and he will go on to abide by the steerage of General public Well being England,” Racing Issue reported. “He is physically properly and recovering.”

The group had reported on Thursday that Perez’s quarantine time period was in excess of and they were being waiting around on the exam to see regardless of whether he could race.

Perez initially examined good at Silverstone very last 7 days. He revealed then that he had returned to Mexico by non-public airplane to be with his mother, who had endured an accident and was in medical center, just after very last month’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg raced for Renault very last year but misplaced his seat to Frenchman Esteban Ocon.

The German, a Le Mans 24 Hrs sports activities car or truck winner, has never ever stood on the F1 podium in 177 starts but is stepping into a pink Mercedes-lookalike car or truck able of challenging the top teams.

“I’m enthusiastic to get heading all over again with the group at Silverstone. Very last weekend, it was a authentic move into the unidentified getting been absent from the group for a several many years — and driving a car or truck I’d never ever pushed right before,” he reported.

“I’ve uncovered a ton in the very last 7 days about the RP20, and I am prepared to apply my encounters to this weekend. Racing at the similar observe all over again helps make factors a little bit less complicated and the group has carried out a terrific work in encouraging me get up to velocity.

“I imagine we can combat for details this weekend, which is definitely my target.”