Fontana to replace Morbidelli at Sauber

HINWIL, Switzerland, June 20 (Reuter) - Norberto Fontana of Argentina will replace injured Italian Gianni Morbidelli in the Swiss Sauber Formula One team for the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours on June 29, Sauber said on Friday. ...

HINWIL, Switzerland, June 20 (Reuter) - Norberto Fontana of Argentina will replace injured Italian Gianni Morbidelli in the Swiss Sauber Formula One team for the French Grand Prix at Magny Cours on June 29, Sauber said on Friday. Fontana, who is currently competing in the Japanese Formula Nippon championship, has been Sauber's official test driver for the past two seasons but has yet to start a grand prix race. Morbidelli broke his left arm in a testing crash at Magny Cours on Thursday and underwent surgery at the Pitie Salpetriere hospital in Paris on Friday. He was the second Formula One driver to be injured in the last week. Frenchman Olivier Panis is recovering in hospital in Montreal after breaking his legs in a crash during Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Olivier Panis , Gianni Morbidelli , Norberto Fontana
Teams Sauber