Aston Martin have announced that Nico Hulkenberg will step in for Sebastian Vettel for the second race weekend in a row, with the latter still recovering from COVID-19.
It follows an update from Aston Martin on Thursday confirming that Vettel had still not tested negative for the virus, which he picked up ahead of the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
As Vettel's recovery continues, Hulkenberg has been called up to drive in Saudi Arabia.
"Nico Hulkenberg will practice, qualify and race alongside Lance Stroll," read a brief statement from Aston Martin.
"Despite lack of mileage in the AMR22, Nico coped well in Bahrain and we are sure he will do likewise in Jeddah."
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Aston Martin added that they expect Vettel to be fit enough to return at the Australian Grand Prix in a fortnight's time.
Despite his replacement having no real-life experience of the AMR22, and receiving an extremely late call-up for the event, Hulkenberg adapted quickly and out-qualified teammate Stroll in Sakhir.
Neither driver scored points on race day, though, with Aston Martin one of four teams - along with Williams, McLaren and Red Bull - to leave the first round empty-handed.
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