Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Kubica suffers injury setback after fall

2012 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011
Kubica's prospects of an F1 return in the near future have suffered a blow

Robert Kubica’s recovery from injuries sustained in a rally accident last year has suffered a setback.

Kubica injured his right leg after slipping on a patch of ice near his home in Italy.

After being taken to hospital in the vicinity Kubica request to return to the clinic in Pietra Ligure where he had treatment after his rally crash last year.

According to Autosport, Kubica reopened the fracture in his right tibia in the fall.

Robert Kubica rally crash

Image ?? Renault/LAT

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  1. Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise. Kubica apparently fell out with Renault management over his comback – from what I heard, he was disregarding his doctors’ advice to try and make his comeback sooner. Maybe this will slow him down a bit, so that when he does return, he will be absolutely ready for it.

  2. Far from good news. Just plain old bad luck! Hopefully he can still make an impact on F1 in the future.

  3. It seems like Robert’s bad luck is sticking with him for the time being but I don’t think this latest accident will be the end of his racing career.

    Presuming Robert brakes with his left foot, this latest fracture isn’t a comparatively massive setback. I remember when Mark Webber broke his right leg before the start of the 2009 season, he said it would’ve been worse if he broke his left leg because of the braking forces that have to be put in and that the accelerator pedal doesn’t require as much effort.

    Prior to his rally crash, he’s had a couple of other serious accidents: Before the start of his rookie Euro F3 season a road accident left him with a broken arm and 18 titanium bolts. When he returned to racing, he won on his F3 debut. In 2007, he had that infamous crash in Canada which left him with a sprained ankle. One year later at the same circuit, he took his first and so far only win.

    I hope he makes a speedy recovery and returns to racing in style because he is one of my favourite and one of the more talented drivers.

  4. In terms of being able to carry on and make a nice living somehow, I’m not worried for him. He’s young and determined, and will surely do well in the future. As far as his driving career in F1 goes, though, I’m not very optimistic. Hope he proves me wrong.

  5. Does not sound good if his leg broke from a slip outside his house, What would happen if had a bad accident at 200MPH? I think this is the end of him. Best driver not to get a clear shot at the title in a championship quality car since the 80’s.

    Thought there was something strange going on since he wasnt returning for 2012 kinda left the idea he would never be fit enough again to the back of my mind with how great safety has been in F1 and motorsport.

  6. Don’t look like at the moment the luck is with him.Hope he makes a quick recovery.

  7. sadly we will not see him in 2012 either…

  8. wow thats too bad. i hope he get better soon mabey he should take up somthing safe. or wrap himself in bubble wrap…

  9. It’s too crucial…

  10. I don’t care about his return anymore.

    I just hope he is ok.

    1. I tell you though, if he does make a comeback, he’ll be the most popular guy in F1.

  11. Talking about ice… I will translate for you a comment made by the most prominent polish F1 journalist, Mikołaj Sokół:

    “Any news about prolongation of recovery is still unofficial and should be considered as not confirmed. And so is the ice in a town in which the temperature currently reaches 10º C”

  12. I am almost sure that it’s nothing serious. We go now from car accident to some accident in the garden. Journalists are journalists they go for story not for true. I hope that it won’t affect his recovery much.

  13. Already done, quick!

  14. This news requires an update :)
    He injuried his ankle a little bit. It is not broken (probably).
    I think the real story needs 2-3 days more.

  15. themagicofspeed (@)
    12th January 2012, 21:48

    Oh no. This is really looking like the end of his career, which is so sad as he had a VERY promising career in front of him, put into the right machinery he could acheive great things, but now i don’t know if thats going to be possible. This is, if im not mistaken, the first time a current F1 driver has been close to retirement because of an injury sustained outside of F1 for many years?

    I can see why teams take a close interest and concern over what drivers do away from the track; Kubica’s bodged attempt at rally driving and the resulting accident cost Renault/LRGP/Lotus big last year. Certianly, if i was a team principal, my number one or maybe even both of my race drivers would have a clause in their contract preventing them participating in any form of extreme sport likely to be dangerous – and Rallying is just one example – because of the detrimental impact on the team should that driver be unable to race. I know there are many who would not agree with that stance but there are teams and drivers in the F1 pitlane with just such a restriction, or so i have heard.

  16. i saw some fotos of robert with serious arm limitations and walking stick, was wonderiing why there was no press fotos of his recovery i think the injury is far worse than reported and his career sadly over…

  17. Poor Kubica just can’t get a break…

    1. 2007 in Canada
    2. Rally Crash
    3. Slipping on Ice

    He’s in a fragile state, mentally and physically, I’m sure.

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