SEBASTIAN VETTEL has missed the primary two F1 races after contracting coronavirus forward of the season opener.
Sebastian Vettel will return for Australia (Picture: Getty)
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Sebastian Vettel will return for Aston Martin on the Australian Grand Prix to lastly begin his 2022 marketing campaign. The group has confirmed Vettel is “now match to race” after lacking the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix.
Vettel had been current on the pre-season take a look at session in Bahrain however was unable to race in Sakhir after he caught coronavirus forward of the primary Grand Prix. Skilled F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg has crammed in for the German on the first two races of the 2022 season.
Posting on Twitter, Aston Martin stated on Thursday: “We’re happy to verify that Sebastian Vettel is now match to race and can due to this fact line up alongside @lance_stroll in Melbourne to kick off his 2022 @F1 season on the @ausgrandprix.”
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Method One replied to Aston Martin’s assertion, including: “Belongings you like to see. Welcome again, Seb!” Vettel’s return for the Melbourne race had been predicted by the group final weekend.
After Aston Martin confirmed the German wouldn’t race in Jeddah, they added they “count on Vettel to be match for the Australian Grand Prix”. Hulkenberg impressed many on his F1 return with two sturdy finishes in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
He even beat Vettel’s team-mate Lance Stroll in Jeddah, ending twelfth to the Canadian’s thirteenth.
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Nico Hulkenberg stepped in for Vettel within the first two races (Picture: Getty)
It’s the second time the German has been referred to as as much as race in F1 since he left the game having crammed in for Sergio Perez at Racing Level after he contracted coronavirus final 12 months.
Posting on Twitter, Hulkenberg stated: “The final 10 days got here surprising – had been very eventful, intense however wonderful! Good occasions! Hulkenback 3.0 is a wrap.” Nonetheless, some have referred to as for the Le Mans 24 Hours winner to have been given a everlasting race seat within the group.
Ralf Schumacher stated: “If I had been them, I’d keep on with Nico Hülkenberg as a result of he can clearly carry added worth and has improved considerably within the race in comparison with Bahrain. And that was regardless of his tyre technique being affected by the Security Automotive. He did a terrific job, hats off.
“There are actually solely two prospects – both he has been underestimated for years or present common drivers must be reconsidered.”
Aston Martin have to date struggled for tempo in 2022 and are but to attain any factors. The group are powered by Mercedes engines which have struggled in comparison with the Ferrari and Purple Bull powertrains to date this season.