Perez to overlook 2nd F1 race after constructive coronavirus check

Silverstone, August 7

Sergio Perez will miss a second Formula One race at Silverstone this week after once more testing constructive for the coronavirus.

The Mexican driver had hoped to return after spending seven days in quarantine, however his Racing Point workforce stated Friday morning he had examined constructive.

“He is physically well and recovering,” the workforce stated.

“The whole team wishes Sergio and his family well and we look forward to his return.”

That means German veteran Nico Hulkenberg once more fills in for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after having additionally changed Perez for the British Grand Prix on the similar venue final week. Hulkenberg didn’t begin that race due to an engine drawback.

There are two consecutive weekends of racing at Silverstone as Formula One tries to pack in races following the pandemic-delayed begin to the season. AP

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