Robert Kubica crashed his Super 2000 Skoda Fabia rally car at the opening stage of the Ronde di Andora over the weekend. The smash has left Kubica with arm, leg and hand injuries with experts believing the Polish F1 star may not be able to race again this season.
Kubica’s Skoda was just a couple of kilometres into the rally when he crashed into a wall. Part of a crash barrier penetrated the cockpit of the car, hitting Kubica. As a result, Kubica sustained multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand.
Initially, there were fears that the Polish driver would have to have his hand amputated as it was partially severed in the crash, however doctors at the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure battled to save his hand and have successfully managed to reattach the blood supply.
Doctors have predicted that it will take Kubica around a year to recover – meaning he will not be racing in F1 this season. However because of their high fitness levels, Formula One drivers sometimes heal a lot quicker than expected so a return to racing this season is not being completely ruled out.
The team at Forumula1.com would like to wish Kubica a timely and successful recovery.