Sergio Pérez will remain in isolation ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Great Britain. The Mexican is waiting for a second corona test, after the first test of the Racing Point driver according to the official reading was "ambiguous".
As a precaution, Pérez did not join the press conference at Silverstone on Thursday. It is not yet known when the results of the second test will come.
If thirty-year-old Pérez tests positive, he will be replaced at the British GP by Stoffel Vandoorne or Esteban Gutiérrez. The Belgian and the Mexican are under contract with Racing Point, Mercedes and McLaren as reserve drivers.
Since the start of the Formula 1 season at the beginning of this month in Austria, no driver or any other member of a team tested positive for the virus. Two weeks ago it turned out that two employees of the circuit at the Grand Prix of Hungary had corona.
Pérez is currently seventh in the World Cup with 22 points, after two sixth places and seventh in the first three Grands Prix.
Racing Point may have another problem in the run-up to the GP of Great Britain. Renault has filed a protest against the racing cars, which is suspected to have illegally copied some parts from Mercedes. The FIA may make a statement before the Sunday race at Silverstone about the 'pink Mercedes'.
British GP start times
- First training: Friday at noon
- Second training: Friday 4 p.m.
- Third training: Saturday noon
- Qualification: Saturday 3 pm
- Race: Sunday 3.10 pm
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