Vettel takes out of Bahrain GP after acquiring COVID
Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg will change Sebastian Vettel in Formula One’s Bahrain season-opener after the four-times globe champion checked favorable for COVID-19, Aston Martin stated on Thursday.
“Sebastian Vettel has actually examined positive for COVID-19 as well as will not consequently be participating in the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix,” the team stated in a statement.Hulkenberg will certainly replace Vettel alongside Lance Stroll from Friday’s opening session. The German is the group’s book chauffeur and also has stood
in for them three times because he last raced full-time in F1 with Renault in 2019.
( AP/PA: Andrew Matthews) The 34-year-old replaced Mexican Sergio Perez twice and Canadian Stroll once in 2020 when the Silverstone-based team contended as Racing Point, with both vehicle drivers examining favorable for COVID-19.
His last race was the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring, when he changed Stroll.The 2015 Le Mans 24 hr champion has started 179 Solution One grands prix, without basing on the podium, a record for many starts without a top-three finish.Sunday’s race is the beginning of a new age for Formula
One, with vehicles designed to significantly overhauled aerodynamic rules.Vettel is the second motorist to test favorable for COVID-19 this month, with McLaren’s Australian Daniel Ricciardo going back to the paddock on Thursday after a period of seclusion. Solution One has actually unwinded its formerly tight COVID-19 methods this season.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, that has twice acquired COVID-19, claimed it was necessary to remain careful.” We need to be careful between vehicle drivers and also all of these points due to the fact that COVID has actually not gone away from one day to the various other,” he claimed.”And also if you have COVID, you can not race, so it’s extremely costly.
“Teammate Carlos Sainz claimed he was trying to stay disciplined with methods, specifically as he may have the opportunity to eliminate for large results if Ferrari supply on their pre-season guarantee.”I just wish we can obtain back to normality asap because, it may be a bit questionable, yet I think that we need to type of go on a little bit and obtain on with life,”Sainz said.The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in Jeddah follows on from Bahrain following week and there was no word from Aston Martin regarding prepare for that race.Reuters Released at Thu, 17 Mar 2022 18:02:32 -0400