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On Friday night, word came that Sergio Pérez had tested positive for COVID-19. A difficult process, at the end of which Nico Hülkenberg is in a Racing Point car, but started a few hours earlier. Pérez’s first test was inconclusive.“I started thinking about it when Chec’s first test was inconclusive,” said Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer.“I was hoping that the next step would be a negative result, but you have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”“We did it in parallel with Nice and Esteban, Stoffel couldn’t be here this weekend because he has a Formula E commitment, so it was Esteban or Nico.”“We talked about it with our technical team, who thought Nico would be better because he knows us really well, he knows all the engineers, he knows our systems, our processes, our simulator. And he also has relevant experience from last year’s F1. ”Although Gutiérrez has tested in recent years, he was last in the race in 2016.“We needed someone who could get points for us, so we decided that Nico would be the best for us.”Hülkenberg arrived from Germany last night. Racing Point was then lucky several times. The factory is located next to the circuit, so the mechanics could adjust the seat “at home” and Hülkenberg even managed to ride a few laps on the simulator.In addition, it is about the same size as Lance Stroll, so even with racing overalls, there was no problem. The logos of the Racing Point sponsors then quickly stuck to the black helmet and it was done. There was only one thing to wait … Hülkenberg must have had a negative test for COVID-19 as a new person in the paddock. His results came 15 minutes before the start of the first training session.Pérez will probably have to stay in isolation for 10 days, so it is very likely that Hülkenberg will have two races at Silverstone. The team has already confirmed that if Pérez is not able to drive in a week, he will remain in the Hülkenberg car.