Kubica severely injured in rally crash

Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica

Feb.6 (GMM) Robert Kubica has been seriously injured in a rally crash in Italy, according to multiple media sources on Sunday.

The Pole was driving a Skoda Fabia in the Ronde di Andora rally near Genoa when he left the road at high speed and hit a church wall with the driver’s side.

26-year-old Kubica, who drives in F1 for Renault, had to be cut from the car and helicoptered to hospital while his co-driver escaped unhurt.

Initially, reports said Kubica had unspecified injuries but was conscious, amid expectations a detailed medical bulletin and press statement will be issued shortly.

The first official statement was distributed by Renault, confirming only that Kubica is in the Pietra Ligure hospital.

“Lotus Renault GP will issue another statement as soon as more information is known about Robert’s condition,” it read.

Media reports said he has multiple trauma injuries, with some claiming he has broken his femur, the largest bone in the leg, and that the rally event has been called off.

A report by the German news agency SID said Kubica’s hand or wrist is the most badly injured, with surgeons reportedly considering amputation.

The report said he is also injured internally, but Kubica’s father has been quoted in Polish reports as insisting his son’s life is not in danger.

  • Tamburello_1994

    Get well Robert…

    Will we see the Kimi rumors start?

  • Ghayath

    I wish the fastest recovery for R.Kubica, one of the best f1 drivers. i would like to see KImi RAIKONNEN the driver who would replace him .

  • Twiinz

    May God Bless and heal Robert. Maybe we will get to see Senna in a black and gold.

  • http://Thailand Muddles

    How tragic! I hope surgery is a success and Robert can return to F1.

  • Atul

    I wish a quick and healty recovery to him.

    BTW, hadn’t Lotus Renault banned him from taking part in rallies?