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Vettel plays down Lawrence Stroll 'elbow bump'

Sergio Perez hopes he gets the all-clear to return to his Racing Point cockpit in Barcelona this weekend.

Sergio Perez hopes he gets the all-clear to return to his Racing Point cockpit in Barcelona this weekend.

Nico Hulkenberg is once again on standby for the Mexican, who missed both races at Silverstone following a positive coronavirus test.

Perez said this week that he only ever had "mild symptoms" and is ready to return.

And if he does, he will surely face questions about his future.

Sebastian Vettel, tipped to replace him for 2021, was not only seen leaving Silverstone in Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer's Ferrari road car recently.

He was also captured giving a 'elbow bump' to team owner Lawrence Stroll.

"The simple act of greeting Lawrence Stroll or Christian Horner in the paddock suddenly becomes a huge story," France's Auto Hebdo quotes the quadruple world champion as saying.

"I also said goodbye to Toto Wolff," Vettel added. "I don't think greeting someone is the most impressive interaction you can possibly have."

Some believe Racing Point may actually opt to pair Vettel with Perez for the team's first season as Aston Martin next year.

But that would mean billionaire Stroll ousting his own son Lance.

"C'est la vie," Lance Stroll told Channel 4.

"There's a working relationship and there's a father-son relationship. If he cut me from the team, it would be no hard feelings - it's just business."

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
United StatesUnited States19201352
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia11151137
Great BritainGreat Britain9101231
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Sunday's key events

· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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