4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel missed the first two races of the season in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia due to a positive Covid-19 test

Sebastian Vettel will be back in action after missing out on the first two races. Vettel has recovered from Covid-19 and will be behind the steering for Aston Martin at the Australian Grand Prix. The Australian GP is scheduled to be hosted in Melbourne on 10th April. In Vettel’s absence, Nico Hulkenberg drove for the Aston Martin F1 team in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Aston Martin F1 team put out an official statement on social media stating, “We are pleased to confirm that Sebastian Vettel is now fit to race and will therefore line up alongside Lance Stroll in Melbourne to kick off his F1 season at the Australian Grand Prix.”

Vettel’s return means Nico Hulkenberg will go back to his role as a reserve driver. Hulkenberg is one of the most experienced drivers presently in the F1 circuit. He made his F1 debut in 2010 and has driven for teams like Force India, Renault, Sauber and Williams. Hulkenberg last drove in F1 in 2020 for Racing Point before replacing Vettel for the opening two races of this season.

What can we look forward to at the Australian Grand Prix?

After two blockbuster weekends, we have a break in F1 calendar this week before things get back to normal with the Australian Grand Prix starting in the second week of April. Things are heating up but we are just getting started – what can we look forward to in Melbourne?

Well, the burning topic seems to be – will Hamilton get his season back on track? The Brit is aiming for a record eighth F1 championship title after narrowly missing out last season. However, it has been an underwhelming start to the new season and some things definitely need to change if he has to stay in the title.

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Fans are loving the Leclerc-Verstappen rivalry and will we be treated to another intense duel in Melbourne? We certainly hope so.

There are lots of other aspects to look forward to but the potential return of Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher is what we are waiting for!

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Vettel’s return is confirmed however Schumacher’s return in Melbourne isn’t official yet after the horrific crash in Jeddah. Nonetheless, we do have indications that the driver has recovered and is set to be back doing what he does best!

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