Sergio Perez did not attend the press conference on Thursday. The reason is that the Racing Point driver isolated himself after the test result was uncertain. Perez later obtained the results of his new test, and it showed positive results. He is now in quarantine, and thus misses the F1 weekend competition in Silverstone.
After a press conference today in the UK before this weekend’s F1 race was reported Series on its website Sergio Perez, along with others in the stable, is in self-isolation.
The reason was an unconfirmed test result.
F1 reported that Perez has taken the new coronation test and will remain in isolation until results come in. He’s got it now and he’s testing positive.
– Perez is now in quarantine according to the instructions provided by the authorities, F1 writes in a press release.
Two Racing Point drivers are off this weekend anyway
Stable writes on Twitter Sergio Perez is fine.
Even everyone who has been in close contact with the driver is now under quarantine, according to the press release.
Already earlier on Thursday when it became apparent that Perez’s test results were uncertain, pIt was reported that an agreement would allow Racing Point to use reserve Mercedes Stoffel Vandoorne or Esteban Gutierrez if needed.
Racing Point now writes after the announcement that although Perez is not participating, they will have two drivers on Sunday.
Our entire team wishes all the best to Sergio Perez and looks forward to welcoming him again soon. We intend to have two cars with us on Sunday. We will in due course update the situation regarding our UK competition, as they wrote on Twitter.