Hulkenberg to replace Perez for British GP after positive Covid-19 test

Tanya Simon
August 1, 2020

It is yet to be confirmed whether he will do so again when F1 races at Silverstone for a second time next week.

'Then I came back to Europe with all the same protocols in place.

"You can see the huge potential of this auto, it is massively fast", he said of the machine that has provoked protests from Renault, challenging its originality and integrity, after the last two Grands Prix.

Racing Point chose Hulkenberg over Mexican Esteban Gutierrez, who is the Mercedes reserve driver for this weekend and they had a contractual right to call on had they wanted to due to their links with the world champions.

"But given the circumstances it was also very hard, I don't know if you can expect to get 100% from the auto in those circumstances".

However, Stoffel Vandoorne is unavailable as he prepares for six Formula E races in just nine days to round out that championship in Berlin.

Two astronauts are preparing to return Earth aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship
Behnken said; "We won't leave the space station without some good landing opportunities in front of us, good splashdown weather". Their flight is the first time American astronauts have flown from the USA since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011.

Even without Perez, Racing Point had a fine day at Silverstone on Friday as Lance Stroll was fastest of all drivers in the Free Practice 2 session.

"The last 24 hours have been a bit special, insane and wild", he said. "4.30pm yesterday afternoon I got the call and took the plane here, seat fitted at 2am and got into the simulator at 8am this morning for an hour to do some track work". The night shift guys have done a great job to fit me in the vehicle and even quite comfortably!

In the context of the speculation surrounding Sebastian Vettel's potential move to Racing Point - or Aston Martin Racing - in 2021, it was suggested that Perez's long-term contract with the pink squad, which covers next year, included an exit clause that would have permitted the team to terminate the Mexican's deal prematurely if the option was activated by July 31 at the latest. "I think I got to grip pretty quickly with things". It's just a little bit getting used to the steering wheel and some of the functions. I've really been thrown into the cold water here. "It's obviously a challenge but I'm not shy of that one". The 32-year-old German has started 177 races in his career, holding the record for the most starts without a podium finish.

"Thank you very much and see you next time!".

"And the hottest day of the year in the United Kingdom - yeah, I've got the best of everything". "That's what we are going to work on through the night and try and get up to speed in the best possible way".

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