SILVERSTONE, England — Nico Hulkenberg will proceed as a stand-in for Racing Issue at Method One’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix on Sunday just after Mexican Sergio Perez once more examined positive for COVID-19, the group claimed on Friday.

The 32-year-aged German was drafted in for very last weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, together with Canadian race common Lance Stroll, but did not get started the race just after an motor issue.

“Sergio’s examination has returned a positive end result and he will proceed to observe the direction of Community Health England,” Racing Issue claimed. “He is physically perfectly and recovering.”

The group experienced claimed on Thursday that Perez’s quarantine period was above and they ended up ready on the examination to see no matter whether he could race.

Perez first examined positive at Silverstone very last week. He exposed then that he experienced returned to Mexico by private plane to be with his mom, who experienced endured an incident and was in healthcare facility, just after very last month’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg raced for Renault very last season but missing his seat to Frenchman Esteban Ocon.

The German, a Le Mans 24 Hours athletics car winner, has never stood on the F1 podium in 177 commences but is stepping into a pink Mercedes-lookalike car capable of difficult the prime teams.

“I’m fired up to get heading once more with the group at Silverstone. Previous weekend, it was a serious step into the mysterious having been absent from the group for a couple yrs — and driving a car I’d never driven just before,” he claimed.

“I’ve learned a great deal in the very last week about the RP20, and I am ready to utilize my ordeals to this weekend. Racing at the exact track once more helps make points a bit much easier and the group has done a terrific job in helping me get up to velocity.

“I feel we can battle for details this weekend, which is definitely my purpose.”