Sergio Perez tests positive for COVID-19

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Sergio Perez tests positive for COVID-19

Post by Tim » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:17 am

Racing Point driver Sergio Perez has tested positive to COVID-19 ahead of the British Grand Prix this weekend and will not take part in the event.
He is expected to be replaced by either Stoffel Vandoorne or Esteban Gutierrez both of whom are Mercedes reserve drivers.

A statement from Racing Point read :

Following the announcement that Sergio has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Silverstone Circuit ahead of the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix, the team regrets to announce that he will be unable to participate in this weekend’s race.

Sergio is physically well and in good spirits, but he will continue to self-isolate under the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for the team and the sport.

The entire team wishes Sergio well and looks forward to welcoming him back into the cockpit of the RP20 soon.

Our intention is to race two cars on Sunday. We will communicate the next steps for our British Grand Prix weekend in due course.

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Re: Sergio Perez tests positive for COVID-19

Post by Tim » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:02 pm

Racing Point announced that Nico Hulkenberg will replace Sergio Perez this weekend at Silverstone.

A statement from the team read:

Nico Hülkenberg will drive for BWT Racing Point F1 Team in this weekend’s British Grand Prix, lining up alongside Lance Stroll.

Nico’s experience of racing in contemporary Formula 1 and his strong track record ensure he is the ideal driver to stand in for Sergio Perez this weekend.

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