Kubica faces another elbow operation this month

Robert Kubica has answered “we’ll see” amid expectations he might be fit enough to return to Formula One in the coming months.

It emerged this week that the injured Renault driver’s recovery from his horror February rally crash will speed up after another elbow operation this month.

There have been varying reports that estimated a return to the grid could take place as soon as November’s Interlagos finale, while Italy’s Autosprint said it is “unlikely” the 26-year-old will be ready for the start of next season.

“I always enjoy setting a goal, when circumstances allow,” the Pole is quoted as saying. “We’ll see how my rehabilitation goes over the next few months.

“I’m satisfied with what’s been happening until now, there are no complications. There is no hurry. What is important is that Renault is keeping my place.”

Renault doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli is quoted by the Sapa-AFP news agency as saying the forthcoming surgery is to improve the mobility of Kubica’s right elbow.

“With his elbow blocked, we haven’t had the chance to work on a full recovery programme as we would do normally,” he said.