The German driver Nico Hulkenberg a surprising Blitz-Comeback in the formula 1. After the positive Coronavirus-the case of the Mexican Sergio Perez, the 32-Year-old from Emmerich does in the short term, the free Cockpit in a Team Racing Point. The team announced on Friday. Hulkenberg, who has the experience of 177 races in Motorsport- "king's class", will rise at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Friday lunchtime in the car and the first Training the best horse riding. The race takes place on Sunday (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-liveticker Formel 1, RTL and Sky).
"It feels a little bit unreal," said Hulkenberg, before he rose for the first Time in the Cockpit. Less than 24 hours previously, he had received on Thursday a phone call from team Manager Otmar Szafnauer, if he could step in at short notice. "I like challenges – and that is for sure. I'll jump in and try to make the Best for the Team,“ said Hulkenberg. Only 16 minutes after the announcement of his engagement to the Rhine, and drove the car for the first time out of the Garage and completed the first unit.
Hulkenberg drove up to 2016, with an interruption of four years for Racing Points predecessor-the team Force India and is currently without a contract. Recently, the German from 2017 to 2019 for Renault was active and had received in the previous year, no new contract for 2020. In this year he also works as a TV pundit for the German television channel RTL. Already since Thursday evening, rumours that he could step in for his former employer for Perez held. First of all, a negative Coronavirus Test was necessary, only a few minutes before the Training he's had before 12.00 PM on the site.
the 30-year-old Perez was not able to demonstrate on Thursday and took care of the first prominent Corona case in the formula 1. The world Sixth is not allowed to start at Silverstone and is currently in quarantine. Also, a Start-up at the second Grand Prix in England in a week at the same place, does not seem possible.
After a first non-unique result of the second Test was only positive. Perez also had contact with a few members of the team from Racing Point, were, as a precaution, isolated also. The host of the race, nothing stands in the way, because Perez is still not at the track he had found. Access to the site would only have been with a negative test result is possible. The staff of the formula 1 is tested regularly, at least every five days.Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 07:19