Perez returns to Racing Level for Spain
Sergio Perez will return to motion for Racing Level on the Spanish Grand Prix after testing detrimental for COVID-19.
The Mexican has been out of motion for the reason that British Grand Prix, lacking each races at Silverstone after returning a constructive COVID-19 take a look at outcome within the build-up to the primary occasion. Perez had traveled to Mexico in between races to go to his injured mom, in addition to spending time in Europe earlier than heading to the UK the place he returned his constructive take a look at.
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Nico Hulkenberg changed Perez on each events in Britain, failing to begin the primary race on account of a reliability situation after which ending seventh after a surprising third place in qualifying final weekend. Nonetheless, Racing Level has now confirmed Perez will return to the automotive in Barcelona after passing the required protocols to be allowed to drive.
“Checo examined detrimental for COVID-19 and the FIA have confirmed he can enter the paddock as we speak and compete this weekend,” Racing Level stated.
Perez (pictured above strolling the observe in Barcelona with staff engineers) was included within the staff’s race preview and stated he was in a position to hold sharp forward of his deliberate return, earlier than his detrimental take a look at outcome was introduced.
“Firstly, I’m very fortunate that I’ve solely had gentle signs, so I’ve been in a position to hold coaching and guarantee that I’m prepared to leap again behind the wheel of the automotive,” Perez stated. “I’m very glad I had my pill to maintain me entertained too, although! I’ve undoubtedly missed racing and it was exhausting to observe from the surface. I can’t wait to get on observe, hopefully this weekend.”
After lacking two races, Perez has slipped to eighth within the drivers’ championship, one place behind teammate Lance Stroll. He returns to the staff with query marks surrounding his long-term future because of ongoing hyperlinks between Racing Level and Sebastian Vettel.