Robert Kubica suffers multiple fractures in Italian rally crash

2011 F1 season

Robert Kubica was taken to hospital by helicopter

Robert Kubica was taken to hospital by helicopter

Robert Kubica has suffered multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand following a crash in a rally in Italy.

Kubica was taken to hospital by helicopter following a crash in the Ronde di Andora rally.

Renault have confirmed he is undergoing medical checks but have not given details about his injuries.

A statement from the team said:

“After undergoing extensive medical checks this morning, Robert Kubica has been diagnosed with multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand. He is currently undergoing surgery at the Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure.

“Robert suffered a high-speed accident this morning while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally.

“Daniel Morelli, Robert’s manager, will be available for the press in front of the hospital emergency entrance at 16:30 CET (15:30 GMT).

“Lotus Renault GP driver, Robert Kubica, suffered an accident at high speed this morning while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally.

“The driver was airlifted to Pietra Ligure Hospital, where he is currently undergoing medical checks. His co-driver is fine.”

He was due to drive at the Jerez test this week. Renault’s third driver is Bruno Senna.

Kubica’s co-driver Jakub Gerber posted “I’m OK” on his Facebook page around an hour ago.

The video below shot earlier in the rally shows the Skoda Fabia S2000 rally car Kubica was driving:

This video shows the aftermath of the crash:

Robert Kubica rally crash

Image ?? Lorenzo Cargiolli – http://www.lorcarg.it

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674 comments on Robert Kubica suffers multiple fractures in Italian rally crash

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  1. Vincent said on 7th February 2011, 11:19

    I wish robert a speedy and full recovery. Do not worry about 2011 season. The most important of all is your recovery. Fans of this sport knows the danger of drivers in every accidents even with the highest safety installation. That’s the main reason there’s a third ++ drivers. Hope Bruno Senna shows his true potential. Otherwise there would be other drivers (within renault) who will I think will be given a shot.

  2. cliffgamerz said on 7th February 2011, 13:36

    http://www.lotusrenaultgp.com/spip.php?article3976

    Good news he is able to move his fingers YAY.

  3. dyslexicbunny said on 7th February 2011, 21:12

    I hope for the best. The grid won’t be the same without him.

  4. hey, does anyone have footage of the actual crash?
    As much as i want to see Robert back to full health and back racing in the F1 i want to see how he managed to do this to himself

  5. I just added this comment so there wouldn’t be 666 comments regarding his crash….

    Hope he gets better soon!

  6. Victor Stoyanov said on 7th February 2011, 22:24

    Get well soon!!!

  7. macca said on 8th February 2011, 23:01

    is there any fotage of the actual crash anywhere??

  8. steco (@steco) said on 10th February 2011, 16:45

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsXkXjVjjL8
    thats how it happened, looks terrible i have to say :O

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