Red Bull racing consultant Helmut Marko told AvD Motorsport on SPORT1 on Sunday night that he contacted Niko Hulkenberg on Friday about a possible replacement for Alex Albon – the first test of a rider for coronavirus showed mixed results.
The second analysis was negative, Albon spent the weekend with Red Bull Racing, and Nico sat behind the wheel at Racing Point on Saturday, replacing the ailing Lance Stroll.
When asked what Albon should do to stay for the next season, Marco said unequivocally: “He must perform well. Then he will stay. He performed well at the Nurburgring. We continue to evaluate it. Of the riders outside our team, only Hulkenberg and Perez are currently available.
Giovinazzi also had an undetermined test result for Covid-19. Mick was close to driving his first Formula 1 race here. “