Nico Hülkenberg cannot start on Sunday in the Grand Prix of Great Britain. The German, who falls in for Sergio Pérez, infected with the coronavirus, has a technical problem with his car.
Shortly before the start, it became clear on Sunday afternoon that the Hülkenberg car had an engine problem. Racing Point mechanics tried to fix that in the pit box, but were unable to do so in time.
Hülkenberg had qualified thirteenth on Saturday for the race at Silverstone. The 32-year-old German flew to Britain on Thursday when it had become clear that Pérez would not be able to participate.
Hülkenberg did not get a new contract with Renault last winter, so his Formula 1 career seemed to come to an end after 177 races. Racing Point, which the driver played for five years (when the team was still called Force India), offered him a new chance this week.
Hülkenberg may be able to make his comeback next week. It is not yet clear whether Pérez can race again in seven days. There is then again a Grand Prix at Silverstone on the program.
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