Barcelona: Racing Point’s Sergio Perez will race in Spain this weekend after his latest Covid-19 test was negative, the Formula One team said yesterday.
The Mexican missed the previous two grands prix at Britain’s Silverstone circuit after contracting the virus.
“Checo (Perez) tested negative for Covid-19 and the FIA have confirmed he can enter the paddock today and compete this weekend,” the team said at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona.
Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg has been filling in for Perez, qualifying third and finishing seventh in last weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Sunday’s race, like the five before it this season, is being held without spectators and under strict health conditions with teams operating in separate ‘bubbles’.