Aston Martin will delay announcing their driver line up for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix until Friday to give Sebastian Vettel “every opportunity to race”.

The four-time World Champion missed the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19.

While he isolated at his home in Switzerland, reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg was given a late call up, qualifying and finishing P17.

But given that the Saudi Arabian GP is back-to-back with Bahrain, Vettel’s participation in round two of the championship was also in doubt.

The German has to record a negative in order to be allowed to fly into Saudi Arabia, and also to enter the Formula 1 paddock.

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