Hospital seeks $150,000 for Kubica stay

2011 Formula One Testing Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Valencia, Spain. 31st January 2011. The helmet of Robert Kubica. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic ref: Digital Image _Q0C2595

May 2 (GMM) The Italian hospital that nursed severely injured Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica back to health is set to file an insurance claim to recover the hefty bill.

Italian reports including La Gazzetta dello Sport, La Stampa and ANSA say the Pole’s 76 day stay in Pietra Ligure’s Santa Corona hospital cost was estimated at around $150,000.

The reports said the hospital will make the claim, amounting to about $2,000 per day for the duration of the lengthy stay, to the 26-year-old Renault driver’s insurers.

It has also emerged that Kubica was personally invited to Sunday’s beatification of his late countryman John Paul II.

His manager Daniele Morelli however said the driver did not travel to Rome because he is getting a few days of complete rest before the start of his rehabilitation in Italy.