Helmut Marko, head of Red Bull’s driver development programme, has revealed that Mick Schumacher very nearly raced in last weekend’s Eifel Grand Prix, as Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi’s initial COVID-19 test result was inconclusive.
“Giovinazzi had the same situation as Albon [an inconclusive coronavirus test result]. Mick could almost have celebrated his race debut, but the second test was negative,” Marko said.
Mick Schumacher currently leads the Formula Two standings, and he was poised to take part in the first practice session of the weekend at the Nuburgring with Alfa Romeo.
However, poor weather conditions prevented the medical helicopter from taking off, so the session was cancelled.
It’s unclear when Schumacher will next have an opportunity to make his F1 weekend debut, but the German is reportedly on course to join Alfa Romeo next year, leaving Antonio Giovinazzi without a seat in Formula One.
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