Sebastian Vettel confirmed to miss Saudi Arabian GP as Aston Martin release statement

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Sebastian Vettel’s start to the 2022 F1 season has been delayed even further with Aston Martin confirming on Friday that Nico Hulkenberg will once again race in his seat this weekend. Aston Martin were leaving it until the latest possible date to confirm whether Vettel would return after testing positive for Covid ahead of the Bahrain Grand Prix last week.

Vettel was isolating at his home in Switzerland during the Bahrain race and needed to record a negative test in order to fly out to Saudi Arabia. Aston Martin announced on Thursday they were delaying the decision to give the four-time world champion “every opportunity to race”.

But with FP1 just hours away, Aston Martin have confirmed that Vettel won’t be able to race this weekend. Hulkenberg will once again deputise for the German driver, but Aston Martin expect Vettel to be back for the Australian Grand Prix next month.

Aston Martin tweeted: “@HulkHulkenberg will practice, qualify and race alongside @lance_stroll. Despite lack of mileage in the #AMR22, Nico coped well in Bahrain and we are sure he will do likewise in Jeddah.

“We expect Sebastian Vettel to be fit for the #AustralianGP.”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit:

Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @DExpress_Sport – the official Daily Express & Twitter account – providing real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook @DailyExpressSport – offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and

Source: Read Full Article