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Vettel a doubt for Saudi Arabian GP as he awaits negative Covid test


Sebastian Vettel is still waiting to return a negative Covid-19 test and so cannot yet travel to Saudi Arabia for this weekend's Grand Prix.

The four-time world champion was forced to miss the first race of the season in Bahrain after testing positive, with Aston Martin reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg taking his place on the grid.

Hulkenberg, who finished 17th, is now in line to race for the second straight week.

"Sebastian Vettel has not yet returned the required negative COVID test to fly to the #SaudiArabiaGP," the Aston Martin F1 team said on Twitter.

Nico Hulkenberg will be in Jeddah to deputise for Seb if necessary. We will delay our final decision until Friday to provide Seb every opportunity to race."

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