Sergio Perez returns after negative Covid test

Sergio Perez is expected to return to his Racing Point seat for this weekend’s Spanish GP after testing negative for coronavirus.

The Mexican driver had contracted COVID-19 and was ruled out of the two Silverstone races after repeat positive tests, with Nico Hulkenberg racing in his place.

Perez said: “I’m very lucky that I’ve only had mild symptoms, so I’ve been able to keep training and make sure that I’m ready to jump back behind the wheel of the car.”

“I’m very glad I had my tablet to keep me entertained too, though! I’ve definitely missed racing and it was hard to watch from the outside. I can’t wait to get on track, hopefully this weekend,” he adds.

The 30-year-old returns to a RP20 car that is again likely to be competitive at a fast Circuit de Catalunya circuit. Stand-in Hulkenberg qualified third at Silverstone last week, finishing seventh in the race just behind team-mate Lance Stroll.

Perez has finished in the top seven in all three race he has competed this season.

Sky News