Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel gets a new chance in Barcelona, meanwhile there is bad news for Hülkenberg. The live ticker.
- Formula 1 starts the sixth race of the season in a corona risk area .
- In Catalonia, Sebastian Vettel could get back on track due to an innovation.
- Another German pilot will no longer compete in Spain.
Barcelona - The sixth race weekend of the current Formula 1 season * starts on Friday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya . Ironically, in the corona risk area, in which German vacationers are warned about a stay, the pilots go to the start.
Formula 1 in the live ticker: Surprise winner in Spain too? Vettel with a new attempt
One of the favorites for the Spanish Grand Prix * is the current track winner, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton . But there was already a surprise last week at the 70th anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone * when Max Verstappenfrom the Red Bull Team * left its competitors behind and secured first place. So there could be surprises again. In the drivers' standings * Hamilton is still 30 points ahead of Verstappen, but the lead could continue to melt.
Anyone who has absolutely nothing to do with the top is Sebastian Vettel * this season. The Heppenheimer is in a real epidemic season and attracted attention less with his driving style than with his ongoing conflict with the Ferrari * managers over Mattia Binotto and disputes with his team. But a positive trend could begin in Spain .
Formula 1 in the live ticker: New chassis could open up opportunities for Vettel - bad news for Hülkenberg
In view of Vettel's lap times, it was assumed that barely visible damage to the chassis was the main reason for his poor performance. Now the Italian racing team reacted and provided the four-time world champion * with a new frame for the race near Barcelona. The 33-year-old is now under particularly close observation . Should he end up far behind his team-mate Charles Leclerc again , a fault in the chassis can be ruled out.
A "small fault" to his car saw Sebastian Vettel struggle in comparison to his Ferrari teammate at Silverstone.
He'll have a new chassis for the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
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Another German pilot, who maneuvered himself in the foreground with strong times, is no longer in Barcelona . Nico Hülkenberg made his short-term comeback for the Racing Point * team and was in the cockpit of both races at Silverstone, UK.
He represented the Mexican driver Sergio Perez , who was infected with the corona virus and was therefore unable to participate in the two races. For Hülkenberg, however, the brief assignment was a blessing: he is already in talks with two teams. There were also rumors of a Ferrari commitment.
CONFIRMED: We're pleased to share the news that @SChecoPerez has tested negative for COVID-19 💪
The @fia have confirmed that Checo can return to the @ F1 paddock and he will compete for the team in this weekend's #SpanishGP 🙌 pic. twitter.com/adYfWW5jWU
Formula 1 weekend in the live ticker: three days of caution in the corona risk area - 25,000 tests already carried out
But why does Formula 1 *a trip to Spain, where even a pilot was infected with the novel virus? Apparently you feel safe. The Foreign Office warns against traveling to the Catalonia region again, but the race weekend will take place as planned. “Corona doesn't only exist in Spain. We just have to be careful, ”said Max Verstappen. As part of Formula 1, 25,000 tests have been carried out since the start , three of which were positive. (ajr) * tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.