'Have you lost my number?' Racing Point looks for replacement driver on Twitter... Chaos ensues!

Sergio Perez (Peter Fox / Getty Images)
Sergio Perez (Peter Fox / Getty Images)
Peter Fox

• Sergio Perez tested positive for Covid-19 and will not race this weekend.

• Racing Point asked Twitter who wants to replace Perez.

• An hilarious tread of replies soon followed.

For more motoring stories, go to www.Wheels24.co.za

On the eve of the 2020 Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Racing Point driver, Sergio Perez, tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Perez, currently sixth in this year's drivers' championship, returned an inconclusive result after his first test, and had to be retested.

The second test yielded a positive result. As such, he will not participate in this weekend's race and could miss next weekend's event, too.

Series of hilarious tweets

Though the situation is serious, Racing Point took to Twitter to rope in a reserve driver. However, the series of tweets are all in jest and should not be taken seriously. One of the funnier responses came from Jenson Button who asked the team if they lost his number!

Racing Point, in the meantime, announced that Nico Hulkenberg will fill Perez's seat.

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
Brought to you by
Voting Booth
Who do you feel was at fault for Verstappen and Hamilton's Italian GP crash?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
25% - 1212 votes
42% - 2025 votes
They were both at fault
33% - 1582 votes