Sergio Pérez will make his comeback in the Grand Prix of Spain this weekend. The Racing Point driver tested negative for the corona virus on Thursday and has therefore received permission to take action in Barcelona.
Thirty-year-old Pérez tested positive two weeks ago and therefore had to pass the Grand Prix of Great Britain. Last week, the Mexican was found to still have the COVID-19 virus, which meant he also had to miss the second race at Silverstone.
In both races, Pérez was replaced by Nico Hülkenberg. The 32-year-old German could not compete in the GP of Great Britain due to problems with his car, but last week he took revenge at Silverstone by finishing seventh.
It is not yet known what the future of Hülkenberg will look like. The German, who has the thankless record for the most starts without a podium place to his name, has driven for Renault in Formula 1 in recent years.
Pérez finished in the top seven in the first three races of the season (two in Austria and the Hungarian Grand Prix). He has so far captured 22 points for the World Cup standings, 6 less than his Canadian teammate Lance Stroll, who has completed two more Grands Prix.
The Grand Prix of Spain starts on Sunday at 3.10 p.m. Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton is the defending champion at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where Max Verstappen finished third last year.
Start times GP Spain
- First training: Friday 11 am
- Second training: Friday 3 p.m.
- Third training: Saturday noon
- Qualifying: Saturday 3 p.m.
- Race: Sunday 3.10 p.m.