Sebastian Vettel may not return for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as Aston Martin remain unsure if the driver will be cleared in time following his positive Covid test.

The four-time former World Champion was forced to sit out the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid in the lead-up.

His fellow German Nico Hulkenberg stepped in, struggling to a 17th-placed finish, and Aston Martin are unsure whether Vettel will be cleared in time to race this weekend in Saudi Arabia.

“He was participating in the debrief, sounding less rough than a couple of days earlier,” said Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack, as reported by motorsport.com.

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