Nico Hulkenberg will once again fill in for Sebastian Vettel, the reserve driver in the AMR22 for the second race in succession.

Vettel was forced to sit out the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, the four-time World Champion testing positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the grand prix.

Hulkenberg, Aston Martin’s reserve driver, was a late call up.

The former F1 driver, who failed to secure a permanent spot on the grid after Renault dropped him at the end of the 2019 season, qualified and finishing P17.

He’ll be back in the car for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as Vettel has yet to record a negative test.

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