Former F1 driver Robert Kubica has crashed out of Rallye Monte Carlo, the 2015 WRC season opener, with one stage to go.

Kubica, who began the final day in 13th, went off just after the finish of the penultimate test, the 31.66 km run through La Bollene Vesubie-Sospel (SS14), after losing the brake pedal. He then hit a wall and ripped off the right hand wheels on his Fiesta RS WRC car. Kubica and co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak both escaped unharmed. It was his third off of the weekend.

Kubica had, however, set some fantastic times over the event, and on Saturday was quickest in SS10 and second quickest in SS11 and SS12. On Friday he also won three other tests - SS4, SS5 and SS7, but was already running well down after he had to retire on Thursday night post-SS2 with electrical problems. He had also gone off the road in that test.

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