Racing Point has confirmed Nico Hulkenberg will drive for them again in this weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.Sergio Perez. Racing Point confirmed Perez remains positive for Covid-19 following a further test for the virus yesterday. The team said he is “physically well and recovering”.
Hulkenberg failed to start last weekend’s British Grand Prix due to a power unit problem. It was his first appearance at a Formula 1 event since he left Renault at the end of last season.
“I’m excited to get going again with the team at Silverstone,” said Hulkenberg. “Last weekend, it was a real step into the unknown having been away from the team for a few years – and driving a car I’d never driven before.
“I’ve learned a lot in the last week about the RP20, and I am ready to apply my experiences to this weekend. Racing at the same track again makes things a bit easier and the team has done a great job in helping me get up to speed.
“I think we can fight for points this weekend, which is definitely my goal. I also want to wish Checo all the best in his recovery.”
Hulkenberg did “a really strong job last weekend” said Racing Point CEO Otmar Szafnauer. “He proved why he was an obvious choice to stand in for Checo.
“It was a big shame he couldn’t actually take the start of the race last Sunday, but the all that hard work will prove very useful for this weekend. We miss having Checo with us, but we wish him well and look forward to welcoming him back into the team in the near future.”
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