The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team has confirmed that Sebastian Vettel has not yet returned a negative COVID 19 teat to allow him to travel to Saudi Arabia for this weekend’s race so Nico Hulkenberg remains on standby.
The team tweeted:
UPDATE: Sebastian Vettel has not yet returned the required negative COVID test to fly to the #SaudiArabiaGP. Nico Hülkenberg will be in Jeddah to deputise for Seb if necessary. We will delay our final decision until Friday to provide Seb every opportunity to race.
— Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) March 24, 2022