As F1 debates whether to allow drivers to race with Covid, Sebastian Vettel says it would not have been possible in his case as he was too ill.

Vettel missed the first two rounds of the 2022 championship after testing positive, replaced by Nico Hulkenberg for the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian grands prix.

But while Aston Martin had hoped he would be back for the Saudi race, the German continued to suffer with the virus and recorded another positive test.

He is the second driver this year alone to miss on-track action after testing positive, the first being Daniel Ricciardo who sat out the final pre-season test.

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