Heidfeld replaces injured Kubica at Lotus Renault

By on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Formula 1 team Lotus Renault has announced that German driver Nick Heidfeld will replace the injured Robert Kubica.

Kubica is still recovering in the hospital after crashing while competing in a rally earlier this month, undergoing extensive surgery to repair damage to his right hand.

The 33-year-old Heidfeld has started 172 F1 races over the last 11 seasons, and impressed in recent test runs as Lotus Renault was deciding who would replace Kubica.

Heidfeld will race alongside Russian Vitaly Petrov at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix next month.

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