Kubica replaces Raikkonen again


Alfa Romeo has confirmed that reserve driver, Robert Kubica, will continue to deputise for Kimi Räikkönen at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.

The Finn missed last week's race in Zandvoort after testing positive to Covid-19 and has not yet been cleared for a return to racing. As per health authority requirements, he is still isolating in his home.

Kubica, who performed admirably in the Netherlands after stepping in at short notice before FP3, will return to the car alongside Antonio Giovinazzi.

"First of all, I want to share my best wishes for Kimi," said Kubica, "I hope he makes a full recovery and returns to the cockpit soon.

"I am looking forward to racing in Monza, an incredible track in which I claimed my first podium, in 2006. Unlike Zandvoort, it is a track I know well and this will help, particularly since the Sprint Qualifying weekend format means we will be one practice session short.

"I am happy with what I did in Holland and I can't wait to help the team out one more time in Monza."

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Published: 08/09/2021
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