Sebastian Vettel misses this weekend's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as he continues his recovery from COVID-19. Vettel will be replaced by Nico Hulkenberg for the second straight race, Aston Martin announced on Friday.
After the announcement on Thursday that Vettel had not tested negative for the coronavirus, he missed the team's deadline to prove himself fit the race.
Four-time world champion Vettel has been hoping his recent fortunes will improve significantly this season, but for the German, it's starting to disappoint.
After tested positive, he was sitting out last weekend's opener in Bahrain, and now he's back to watching from afar as the racing happens in Jeddah.
Hulkenberg finished 17th place in Bahrain, and Lance Stroll completed 12th while Aston Martin failed to score points.