Nico Hulkenberg could make a surprise return to Formulation 1 this weekend as a substitute for Sergio Perez, RaceFans understands from German resources.
Yesterday the FIA confirmed Perez has analyzed beneficial for Covid-19 and has been isolated, ruling him out of this weekend’s race at Silverstone.
Racing Point has an arrangement with ability unit provider Mercedes to connect with on its reserve drivers Stoffel Vandoorne or Esteban Gutierrez if needed. Having said that Vandoorne is not current at the track this weekend as he is making ready for Formula E’s approaching run of six races around the up coming two weeks.
Even though Gutierrez could be built offered, Hulkenberg’s extra current race knowledge and familiarity with the team is believed to make him a preferred prospect for Racing Issue.
Hulkenberg joined the crew in 2011, when it was called Power India, as a reserve driver. He was promoted to their race team in 2012, and drove for them all over again among 2014 and 2016. Following that he still left to be a part of Renault, but shed his location at the group at the end of last time.
As very well as owning competed in F1 additional not long ago than Gutierrez, who previous raced in 2016, Hulkenberg would deliver his sizeable practical experience of 177 race starts to the team’s line-up, alongside Lance Stroll.
Racing Point are anticipated to affirm their options imminently, with observe due to start at the circuit within the following a few several hours.
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