Nico Hulkenberg replaces Sergio Perez after positive coronavirus test just Sven Minutes before British GP practice
Nico Hulkenberg has been given the all-clear to replace Sergio Perez at the British GP after
the Mexican tested positive COVID-19.
Nico Hulkenberg returned to Formula 1 and will race for Racing Point at the British GP in place of Sergio Perez
after the Mexican tested positive for coronavirus.
The 32-year-old German, who last raced in F1 as recently as December for Renault, was unattached and able to enter
in the paddock less than 10 minutes before the opening practice session began at Silverstone after his negative
COVID-19 test was confirmed.
Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer told Sky F1: “There was a lot to do in a little bit of time.
We had the definitive result yesterday at 2.20 pm so from that point on we had to a) find Hulkenberg, b) get him to agree to do this – which wasn’t that difficult, I think he was keen.
“But we had to get him to England and then go through the process of making sure he didn’t have the virus,
that was number one, and then number two getting a super license.
Then he needs to understand the car a little bit, understand the steering wheel. He did a sim session for
45 minutes this morning. So let’s see what he can do.”