Kubica has further operation on elbow

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Robert Kubica fans' banner, Barcelona, 2012In the round-up: Robert Kubica has another operation on his elbow in Italy.


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Kubica undergoes elbow operation (Autosport)

“The Pole, who continues recovering from the horrific crash he was involved in during a rally at the start of last year, had surgery at the Pederzoli hospital at the end of last month, when parts of his elbow were replaced with two prosthesis.”

Silverstone joins circuits’ bid for bigger say in F1’s future (The Independent)

“The formation of [the Formula One Promoters Association] comes as the teams are negotiating a new contract with F1’s boss Bernie Ecclestone and its governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile.”

Sky to hold live broadcast rights as of March 2013 (AGI)

“Sky [Italia] has won exclusive live television rights to the FIA F1 World Championships as of next season.”

Roy Salvadori obituary (The Guardian)

“The nearest he came to a Grand Prix win was at Watkins Glen in upstate New York in 1961, when his Cooper’s engine failed as he was closing on Innes Ireland’s Lotus, which went on to win. His greatest success had come two years earlier in winning the 24-hour sports car classic at Le Mans.”

Canada 1982: Agony and irony (Grand Prix)

“I have never seen anyone appear so uncomfortable at a press conference. Instead of sitting back in his chair and savouring the moment, as pole position winners do, [Didier] Pironi leaned forward and spoke slowly and earnestly in French. When asked to repeat what he had said in English, Pironi appeared anguished, almost distressed.”

Montreal: all hands on deck (ESPN)

“Sadly, the race was abandoned a few years later when some teams were thought to be taking this too seriously by bringing items that clearly had nothing to do with the running of two race cars (no surprise, really, given the boundless competitive nature of this business). In any case, the pressure of work and pre-race weekend preparation no longer allowed time for such frivolity.”

Onboard lap of the Dublin F1 street course with Giedo van der Garde & Caterham F1 Team (Caterham via YouTube)

Formula One Betting: Expect The Unexpected In Montreal (Unibet)

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Comment of the day

Yobo01 on Sky Italia’s deal to broadcast more than half of next season’s races:

11 of the 20 races in 2013 will be only available on Sky here in Italy. So most of the races won’t be free-to-air, which is a very bad move in my opinion.

I’m quite upset, now I understand what you went through last year. If I think that I have to pay that much to watch races… Yeah, no, it’s better not to think about it.

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63 comments on Kubica has further operation on elbow

  1. robk23 (@robk23) said on 7th June 2012, 14:49

    As much as I would like to see Robert back in F1, I just can’t really see it happening. I think he’ll more likely continue to race elsewhere in another category, possibly rallying or touring cars. I’d love to see another ex-F1 driver in the WTCC.

  2. HoKu (@hoku) said on 8th June 2012, 8:39

    Robert is not the guy who does something on 50% or even 90%. If he comes back, it means he’s ready to win WDC and deserves a car capable of winning. His comeback would shake the whole paddock and it would be historical return for books.
    If he doesn’t come back though, it means nature was too cruel and he won’t even come as a spectator to a single GP and will continue to drive his good old Clio 1600 in Toscania… I still hope for the former to happen…

  3. dkpioe said on 8th June 2012, 11:49

    Theres a lot of fortune tellers who are so sure kubica wont return, but they do not realise kubica has been doing hours a day rehab, all his injuries are said to have healed, including movement in fingers, kubica has driven rally cars in the last few months, and been in a single seat simulator (dallara it is believed), he then chose to have this corrective surgery, as he is still focused on the aim to return to f1.
    here is a video of him driving a rally car recently, on that day he drove times faster on that circuit then he did at the same circuit before the accident.
    you guys should download the latest “autosport digital magazine” from autosport.com which speaks of all of this, it came out yesterday and has kubica on the cover.
    driving a rally car instead of some touring racing car first shows how much balls he has, after a terrifying rally crash, he returns to a rally car! to me that shows he is mentally strong for a possible return, and is not scared.

    in 6 weeks the kubica will have healed from the operation and then it will be know if he can rotate the arm properly again.

    • dkpioe said on 8th June 2012, 11:59

      sorry i meant all the injuries beside the elbow, which has resulted in this surgery. but shoulder, leg etc and feeeling in hand.

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