Austrian Alexander Wurz will replace Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya at this weekend's San Marino Grand Prix, the McLaren team announced
Montoya, who got injured while playing tennis in Madrid, has not recovered yet.
After resting his shoulder for three weeks, the Colombian has undergone a number of tests and scans, following which the medical experts have advised that it is still too soon for Montoya to return to the cockpit.
McLaren said they expected Montoya to be back in action for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Wurz, who last raced in the Malaysian Grand Prix of 2000, will partner Kimi Raikkonen this weekend.
"I am really happy to have the opportunity to race MP4-20 this coming weekend at Imola," said Wurz. "Since joining the team at the end of 2000, I have completed over 70,000 testing kilometres and it will be great to have the chance to actually race a McLaren car."
Spaniard Pedro de la Rosa, who replaced Montoya at the Bahrain Grand Prix, will drive the third McLaren on Friday.
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