Sergio Perez completes quarantine, set for F1 return at Silverstone

Sergio Perez has completed his period of quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus and is set to drive in this weekend’s 70th Anniversary GP at Silverstone.

Racing Point say Perez’s participation will only be confirmed should he test negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, which he needs to be able to enter the paddock.

Perez, who insists he has been asymptomatic, was replaced by Nico Hulkenberg for the British GP after returning a positive test last Thursday, and has been in self-isolation ever since.

But while the team were unsure on how long he would need to isolate, Public Health England have ruled that he only needed to spend seven days in quarantine.

“Public Health England have confirmed that Sergio Perez’s period of quarantine has been completed,” a Racing Point statement read. “In line with the FIA Code Of Conduct, Sergio requires a verified negative test result for COVID-19 before he can enter the paddock. The testing process is taking place today.

“The team expects to make a decision on who is driving alongside Lance later today or first thing tomorrow morning.”

Hulkenberg was a last-minute call-up for Racing Point last weekend, although despite impressing in practice and qualifying, didn’t get to race after his car failed to fire up in the garage.

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