Sebastian Vettel is out of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after he examined optimistic for Covid-19 and shall be changed by reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg, Aston Martin mentioned in an announcement on Thursday.
“Sebastian Vettel has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and won’t due to this fact be participating within the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix,” the crew mentioned in an announcement. Practice for Sunday’s race begins on Friday.
It shall be Hulkenberg’s first Grand Prix for the reason that 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, when he stood in for Lance Stroll at Racing Point after the Canadian examined optimistic for Covid-19. In reality, it was the third time he crammed in for a race driver that yr, having changed Sergio Perez for the 2 race weekends at Silverstone.
The information comes after Daniel Ricciardo returned a optimistic take a look at final week to overlook the Official Pre-Season Test.
He has since examined destructive and can return to the paddock on Thursday, in time to contest the race weekend alongside McLaren teammate Lando Norris.
F1 has made it obligatory for all drivers and crew personnel to be vaccinated this yr.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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