F1 return for Kubica uncertain reveals Alonso

Fernando Alonso Ferrari Robert KubicaAug.21 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has admitted that he is unsure if his friend Robert Kubica will ever return to Formula One, in the aftermath of his horrific rally accident last year.

Pole Kubica, who after 2010 was regarded as one of the very best drivers on the grid, has been absent since sustaining serious injuries in a rallying crash in the weeks before the 2011 season.

But the 27-year-old is still pushing to return, with the latest reports suggesting that Kubica will test a rally team’s Peugeot 207 S2000 car in October.

2012 championship leader Alonso, however, is not sure Kubica will ever return to F1.

“It’s very hard to say whether Robert will return to 100 per cent fitness and be able to race again in Formula One,” the Ferrari driver told F1 Racing magazine.

“Now and again we speak and I know how much it hurts him to be so far away from what has always been his world.

“He has to keep calm and think first and foremost about recovering total functionality of his body, then he can think again about racing,” added Alonso.

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  • Hawk

    terrible. so sad..

  • Jody Renza

    One of F1’s best talents…hope Kubica will be back on the grid next year.

  • McLaren Fan

    I hope he can beat the odds and come back in a good car.

  • Tamburello_1994

    Never say never, But I think even Kubica’s most ardent fans would admit the chances of of Robert returning to F1 in any way shape or form is about slim to none.

    I would just like to hear from R. Kubica at some point, In his own words.

  • Andy – London

    It’s such a shame that a driver with such raw speed and bravery behind the wheel has lost his career.

    Unfortunately, I keep asking myself why he felt the need to go rallying right in the middle of pre-season testing. His accident caused a nightmare for his team and their Polish sponsors. Ironically they had a car that could have really been special with him driving it.

    I can’t feel 100% sorry for Kubica because he brought it on himself at the worst possible time. I would love him in the Lotus now, but his decision to rally is his own mistake.