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Sebastian Vettel Will Miss The 2022 Season Opener in Bahrain After Testing Positive for Covid

Sebastian Vettel Will Miss The 2022 Season Opener in Bahrain After Testing Positive for Covid

March 17, 2022 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News F1

Vettel out of the Bahrain GP, Hulkenberg steps in

Sebastian Vettel, a four-time Formula One champion, will miss the season opening in Bahrain in 2022 after testing positive for Covid.

Following his great result, his team Aston Martin revealed that the German will not compete in the opening race of the year this coming weekend.

Nico Hulkenberg, a reserve driver, will replace his countryman alongside Lance Stroll.

Aston Martin has stated that Sebastian Vettel would not compete in the season-opener of the new 2022 championship, just 24 hours before the first practice session. The 34-year-old has tested positive for Covid-19, but he is presently isolated at his house in Switzerland and is doing well, according to Auto Motor und Sport. Aston Martin announced his replacement immediately, with reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg taking his position.

Hulkenberg will be racing for the first time since 2020, when he demonstrated his ability as a super sub by standing in for Sergio Perez twice and then Lance Stroll at the Silverstone team.

The German finished third in qualifying for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, earning him ten points.
Despite his efforts, he was unable to acquire a drive for the 2021 season, and after failing again in 2022, he proclaimed that his pursuit of a Formula One racing seat was over.

Following Daniel Ricciardo’s absence from the Bahrain test weekend due to sickness, Vettel became the eighth F1 driver to test positive for Covid at some stage.
It’s the third time Hulkenberg has been called in to fill in for a driver at the Racing Point team.
He filled Sergio Perez’s seat for two races at Silverstone in 2020, qualifying third and finishing seventh in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix before replacing Stroll for the Eifel Grand Prix, where he qualified 20th and finished eighth.


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Alex Albon Is Back Joins Williams For 2022 F1 Season

Alex Albon Is Back Joins Williams For 2022 F1 Season

September 10, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News F1

Alex Albon Returns to Formula 1 2022 Season With Williams F1

After completing an agreement to race with Williams in 2022, Alex Albon will return to the Formula One grid, while Nicholas Latifi will return for a third season with the British team.

After losing his race seat to Sergio Perez, Albon has served as a reserve and test driver for Red Bull this season. However, as it became evident that a seat with the works team or AlphaTauri was not viable, the two-time podium finisher has been lobbying for a racing return outside the Red Bull family for several months.


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courtesy of For some weeks, Albon has been the favorite for a spot at Williams, with the team praising his expertise and speed. Despite criticism from top rival Mercedes, Williams’ engine supplier, Red Bull and Williams have pushed hard to make a transaction materialize.

Meanwhile, Latifi has improved his game this year, and Williams was delighted with his development and improved performance in comparison to outgoing teammate George Russell, so they were eager to keep him on.

“Alex is one of the most promising young talents in motorsport, and he has extensive F1 knowledge thanks to his stint at Red Bull. His repeated podium finishes attest to his speed as a driver, and we’re confident he’ll fit right in with the Grove team. Nicholas, on the other hand, has continually impressed us with his hard work, diligence, and good attitude throughout the last three years. As evidenced by his points scoring finishes this season, he has continued to develop during his time at Williams and has matured into an excellent F1 driver.

Its been Difficult to get back into the form when you take a year out of f1 and totally out of the practice and speed. As we see that the George Russell believe back in the 2020 that Alex Albon will be back and they all three reunite all together and Because of F1’s new technical requirements, as well as the team’s new owners, management, and technical personnel, the team is going in a more competitive path.


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