Official: Perez returns at the Spanish Grand Prix

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After missing the last two rounds of the curtailed 2020 F1 season at Silverstone, Racing Point driver Sergio Perez will return to race action at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez was forced to sit out the British and the 70th Anniversary Grands Prix after he tested positive for the novel Covid-19 coronavirus ahead of the first event at Silverstone. Nico Hülkenberg stepped in for the Mexican driver at both rounds.

The Silverstone-based outfit has now confirmed that the Mexican delivered negative results after having been tested for the coronavirus ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

“The FIA have confirmed that Checo can return to the F1 paddock and he will compete for the team in this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix,” said Racing Point.

Ahead of Round 6 of the heavily-upgraded 2020 F1 season, Perez said in Racing Point's race preview that he has not had any severe symptoms which enabled him to carry on with his training programme while he was away from race action.

“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.

“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!”