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 ?é?® 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. Marc Connell said on 6th February 2011, 12:17

    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. adamtys (@adamtys) said on 6th February 2011, 12:24

    I hope he’ll get back on track soon.

  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!!

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

    Anyone know if the car is RHD or LHD?

  7. Red Andy (@red-andy) said on 6th February 2011, 12:36

    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.

    • 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. Maciek said on 6th February 2011, 12:40

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

  9. Salty said on 6th February 2011, 12:40

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

  10. Cypher said on 6th February 2011, 12:42

    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
    FORZA ROBERT

    • Mister Nillionaire said on 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 said on 6th February 2011, 12:46

    They should take Heidfeld insted of Bruno.

  12. Cypher said on 6th February 2011, 12:48

    UPDATE
    robert is in hand surgery

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