Conway subs for Pla at Silverstone

Briton Mike Conway will substitute Olivier Pla at GP2's next race in Silverstone, after it was found that the DPR Direxiv driver broke his wrist in an accident during qualifying at Monaco

Conway subs for Pla at Silverstone

The team said Pla, who took the race start at the Principality despite being in considerable pain, will be out of action for up to four weeks and should make his return at the Paul Ricard test in the second half of June.

F3 driver Conway will be back at the wheel of a GP2 car after he tested for the team last December.

"I had a short run out with the team last year and I'm very happy to have this opportunity to work with them again," Conway said.

"It'll be a great experience racing at an F1 weekend, particularly at the British Grand Prix. I like the Silverstone GP circuit - it flows nicely, with some extremely fast corners, which will be exciting to take with the extra power.

"I'm really looking forward to racing the GP2 car. The half-hour free practice on the Friday will be the first time I'll have taken it out on slick tyres and I'm hoping to get up to speed pretty quickly before qualifying that afternoon, but my aim is to have a consistent weekend and to get a lot out of the experience."

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