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BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica fit to race in France 28 Jun 2007

Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Preparations, Magny-Cours, France, Thursday, 28 June 2007

Less than three weeks after his high-speed collision in Montreal, BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica has been given the go ahead to race again. Kubica will compete at this weekend’s French Grand Prix, after successfully passing an FIA medical examination at Magny-Cours.

Although the Pole only sprained his ankle and suffered slight concussion during the Canadian Grand Prix accident, he was advised to sit out the next race in Indianapolis as a precaution. BMW Sauber’s 19 year-old third driver Sebastian Vettel took his place at the United States event, scoring a point on his debut with an eighth-place finish.

“The reason why I wasn't allowed to drive at Indianapolis had nothing to do with how I felt; the problem was the risk involved in suffering a second accident within such a short space of time,” explained Kubica. “I've used the time to focus intensively on preparing for the next race. I can't wait to get back into the car.”

Kubica is currently seventh in the drivers’ standings, tied with Renault’s Heikki Kovalainen on 12 points.