Sergio Perez returns for Racing Point at Spanish Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg drops out

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    Sergio Perez will return to F1 action at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for coronavirus. The Racing Point driver was forced to sit out the back-to-back races at Silverstone this month after contracting COVID-19 in the wake of July’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

    Racing Point drafted in Nico Hulkenberg to replace Perez and partner Lance Stroll on a temporary basis.

    The German missed the British Grand Prix himself – despite qualifying for the race – as engine trouble meant he couldn’t start.

    But he bounced back last weekend to come home in seventh at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, just one place behind team-mate Stroll.

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