BMW test driver Sebastian Vettel will make his Grand Prix debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend at the tender age of 19. The news of this milestone in Vettel’s career comes because of the accident that involved the teams second driver at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last weekend. Robert Kubica had a huge impact with the barriers on lap 27 of the Canadian Grand Prix, and ended up spending the night in hospital. Although the Polish driver left hospital on the Monday with only a sprained ankle and mild concussion, the FIA doctors have decided to prevent him from racing in America.
Kubica has stated that he feels fit and really wants to get back to normal and just drive, but fearing another accident could lead to further concussion, the FIA have decided to play it safe and give Robert a weekend off. In all honesty, who can blame them!? Although Robert is probably gutted at the moment (he has apparently flown home), particularly as BMW are doing so very well in the the championships, driver’s health and safety must always be paramount, and given the fact that it was such a violent impact with the armco in Montreal, I feel the doctors should be respected for making a tough, but correct decision.