Nico Hulkenberg, who took Vettel’s place in the season opener in Bahrain, will continue raving for Aston Martin this weekend. The F1 team has confirmed that the stand-in driver will be their second driver after Lance Stroll.
Hulkenberg was drafted in just hours before the free practice last week after Seb Vettel was ruled out. The German was the last driver to cross the finish line in the season opener – finishing 17th in the grid.
On Thursday, Aston Martin confirmed their standby driver was still with the team as they wanted to wait until the end before deciding on Vettel.
The F1 team wanted to give Vettel all the time possible to recover, but things have not his way, and the 4-time World Champion has to wait a bit longer before racing in the new car. He is expected to be back for the Australian GP next month.