However Williams has now confirmed they will be able to repair Kubica’s car in time for the start of the race.
“We are currently working to fix the front end of Robert’s car,” said the team in a statement. “We will replace both front corners, brakes and steering column on his car following the accident, but we have replacement parts available for all of this.”
Senior race engineer Dave Robson praised the team’s efforts in preparing Russell’s repaired car for the race.
“Although we gathered only limited data from yesterday’s running, we were able to make some improvements to the car overnight,” he said. “Furthermore, with the mechanics having done an excellent job of getting the spare chassis ready for George, we were able to use both cars to conduct some further experiments in [final practice].”
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