Robert Kubica was taken to hospital by helicopter

Robert Kubica suffers multiple fractures in Italian rally crash

2011 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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 –

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  1. a lot of facebook pages saying a hand is getting taken off :\ not comments, actually official pages…

  2. We have some more informations here in Poland, unfortunately Robert’s hand was badly crushed and it may be amputated… Hope it won’t happen and he get back ok soon, without him the LRGP won’t get good information about upgrading car during tests :/

  3. I hope he’ll get back on track soon.

    1. Server seems to be overloaded.
      Here’s one of those photos.

  4. These rumours of amputation, may be coming from reports from news agencies like ANSA, that Kubica has crushed his left hand :(

    I’m hoping this is just rumoured rubbish… really hoping. I was a bit blase with this story, but this is quite nerve racking news.. if this is the case, my heart goes out to him and his family more so.

  5. What if we stop for a while of predicting who will replace robert and think and hope that the injuries are minor and that he will get back very soon!!

    1. I second that! Come on, people…

  6. Middelboe (@)
    6th February 2011, 12:33

    Anyone know if the car is RHD or LHD?

    1. Mister Nillionaire
      6th February 2011, 12:40

      I am pretty sure it was a LHD, unless they had to remove the steering wheel or whatnot to get him out.

  7. James Allen says fractures to left arm and left leg. Nothing about hands being amputated – I dearly hope that’s just a malicious rumour. We will know more in 25 minutes or so.

    1. I think that James Allen would currently know as much as anyone else.

      If the injuries were described as “it looks ugly”, then some further investigation on the part of the hospital staff will be necessary.

  8. Interview with rally driver on Polish TV who spoke with Kubica’s co-driver: “reports of crushed hand and amputation are exaggerated.”

    1. Good news if true.

    2. Thats what I want to hear.

    3. You know, can’t stomach people making up that kind of report.. it’s actually making me sick to think of it :S Someone’s trying to sell column inches out of this perhaps? Maybe it’s just human nature… either way, it’s not pleasant.

      Come on Robert.. get well soon! :)

    4. Thanks for that Maciek. I hope it is only a matter of missing probly the first few races this season.

  9. Very sad news. Fabulous driver. Hope he makes a full recovery.

  10. Pilot that helped him said he was in really bad condition, crashed between the guard rail and the cockpit, with a foot smashed into it. It tooked more than one hour to recover the body from the car to the stretcher

    1. Mister Nillionaire
      6th February 2011, 12:49

      I really do hope it’s all rumors and they simply exaggerate, since they are pretty incoherent about whether it was his hand or foot, that was compressed for so long.

  11. Staffan Hansson
    6th February 2011, 12:46

    They should take Heidfeld insted of Bruno.

  12. UPDATE
    robert is in hand surgery

    1. Mister Nillionaire
      6th February 2011, 12:50

      Hope the surgery is about fixing it, not amputation.

  13. Just get well Robert.

    Get well soon.

  14. i hear amputation is threating

  15. Robert have smashed palm, and broken leg.

  16. I wish my namesake a speedy recovery (same first name and initials anyway!) and I hope that he’ll be driving for Renault again as soon as possible.

  17. There’s supposed to be an update at 1:00 pm UK time — waiting for that has been excruciating! Feels like it’s been hours, even though it hasn’t.

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