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Sergio Perez won't be in the 'pink' Mercedes this weekend
UPDATE This rumor is upgraded to 'fact' today. A team statement read: Following the announcement that Sergio has tested positive for COVID-19 at the Silverstone Circuit ahead of the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix, the team regrets to announce that he will be unable to participate in this weekend’s race.
Sergio is physically well and in good spirits, but he will continue to self-isolate under the guidelines of the relevant public health authorities, with safety the ultimate priority for the team and the sport.
The entire team wishes Sergio well and looks forward to welcoming him back into the cockpit of the RP20 soon.
Our intention is to race two cars on Sunday. We will communicate the next steps for our British Grand Prix weekend in due course.
07/30/20 Sergio Perez and some of his Racing Point Formula One team mates were self-isolating ahead of the British Grand Prix on Thursday after the Mexican driver's test for Covid-19 came back as inconclusive.
A spokesman for Silverstone-based Racing Point said Perez, who was awaiting the result of a re-test and not at the circuit, had not been back to Mexico since he last raced in Hungary on July 19.
He said a small group of team members who had come into contact with the driver were also self-isolating and being re-tested.
Perez had been due to attend a video news conference with team mate Lance Stroll at the circuit but the Canadian faced questions alone.
If the re-test comes back positive, Perez would be ruled out of Sunday's fourth round of the Formula One season. Practice starts on Friday.
Racing Point share reserve drivers with engine supplier Mercedes, who have Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne and Mexican Esteban Gutierrez available.
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