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Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and have to get replaced by Nico Huelkenberg for the season-opening Bahrain Large Prix, the Aston Martin team acknowledged on Thursday. German former Vettel, 34, is the second driver after Daniel Ricciardo to check optimistic for coronavirus since pre-season testing started nevertheless the McLaren driver will be fit to whisk.
An announcement from Aston Martin read: “Sebastian Vettel has examined optimistic for Covid-19 and have to never therefore be taking part within the 2022 Bahrain Large Prix.
“Changing him within the AMR22 will be Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team reserve driver Nico Huelkenberg, who will be within the vehicle from FP1 onwards.”
Aston Martin’s reserve driver Huelkenberg, 34, final competed in F1 in 2020.
F1 has made it compulsory for all drivers and team personnel to be vaccinated this 12 months.
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