The BWT Racing Point Formula One Team confirmed on Friday that Nico Hulkenberg will be back behind the wheel for the 70th Anniversary Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone circuit this weelend after Sergio Perez returned a second positive COVID-19 test.
Perez contracted COVID 19 last week and missed the British Grand Prix as a result and had to miss the race as a result unfortunately for Hulk his car wouldn’t fire up and he was unable to take part.
Perez who was initially cleared to come out of self isolation will once again have to isolate and it as a result may miss the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.
Nico Hulkenberg commented saying:
I’m excited to get going again with the team at Silverstone. Last weekend, it was a real step into the unknown having been away from the team for a few years – and driving a car I’d never driven before. I’ve learned a lot in the last week about the RP20, and I am ready to apply my experiences to this weekend. Racing at the same track again makes things a bit easier and the team has done a great job in helping me get up to speed. I think we can fight for points this weekend, which is definitely my goal. I also want to wish Checo all the best in his recovery.”
BWT Racing Point Formula One Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer commented saying:
Nico did a really strong job last weekend after receiving a last-minute call to drive for us at Silverstone, and he proved why he was an obvious choice to stand in for Checo. It was a big shame he couldn’t actually take the start of the race last Sunday, but the all that hard work will prove very useful for this weekend. We miss having Checo with us, but we wish him well and look forward to welcoming him back into the team in the near future.