Renault F1 team name three drivers to replace injured Kubica

February 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 9(ANI): The Renault Formula One team has named three drivers who are under consideration to replace injured Robert Kubica for the upcoming season.

Kubica was at the wheel of a Skoda Fabia, taking part in the Ronde di Andora Rally in Italy, when his vehicle left the road and crashed into a church wall.

He was airlifted to a hospital, where he underwent seven hours of surgery for multiple injuries, the worst of which was to his right hand, which was partially severed by a metal railing.

“We will look for Kubica’s substitute: the names considered are (Bruno) Senna, (Vitantonio) Liuzzi and (Nick) Heidfeld,” the Telegraph quoted Renault team principal Eric Boullier, as saying.

Boullier also hopes that Kubica might be back before the end of the season.

“The team is close to Robert, we wait for him with open arms. It was Robert’s choice, he wanted to go rallying at all costs and Renault authorized it. Now we just wait to know what the recovery time is for our driver,” Boullier said. (ANI)

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