Robert Kubica Could Sit Out 2011 Season, Career, After Wreck

Formula One driver Robert Kubica is still recovering from serious injuries after a wreck in Italy, one that will likely force him to miss the 2011 F1 season and maybe the rest of his career.

Kubica, who drives for Renault Formula One, was involved in a devastating crash yesterday at the Ronde di Andora rally in Italy. In the rally, Kubica crashed his Super2000 Skoda Fabia into the side of a building at very high speeds. Following the accident, he was airlifted to a local hospital where teams of surgeons operated on his injuries that included severe tendon damage and multiple bone fractures to his right forearm.

Thankfully, Robert Kubica does not appear to have any neurological damage from the accident, but the injuries sustained might just be enough to end his Formula One career. While that is still up in the air, one can be certain that his 2011 season will be spent from the pits, watching instead of driving.

"The news of Robert's accident came as a real shock to the whole team. All of us, at Lotus Renault GP, wish him a quick recovery. We have been really impressed with the way the doctors looked after him today and we would like to thank the whole team of the Santa Corona Hospital for their professional approach and dedication,” said Eric Boullier, Team Principal and Managing Director of Lotus Renault GP in a press release.

Ferrari is all too familiar with this sort of situation, as Felipe Massa was injured when a bolt hit his helmet two seasons ago. Luckily, Renault has a massive supply of backup drivers, which include Bruno Senna, Romain Grosjean, Asian drivers Fairuz Fauzy and Ho-Ping Tung, and Jan Charouz.

Everybody here at TorqueNews wishes Robert Kubica a speedy recovery and we will keep everybody up to date on his situation.

[Renault, ph-stop]


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