Renault statement on Kubica’s condition

Lotus Renault GP has issued the following statement on Robert Kubica’s condition:

“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 16h30 CET.”

It seems likely that his injuries were caused by the end of a barrier penetrating the cockpit.

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7 responses to “Renault statement on Kubica’s condition

  1. bosyber

    Just read your twitter about sad echo of the seventies – I had just explained to my wife what I had been reading on the internet, and what had happened, and reflected on how much saver a current F1 cockpit would have been with such an accident, and the reasons why F1 now has such strong rules about the type of barriers used. Can’t help but think this should lead the rally world to rethink their safety, but on a real road course it is much harder to secure it to a comparable level, but maybe the cars can be better shielded somehow.

    • Almost impossible to police stuff like that on a rally, especially a domestic event like this one. If the injuries really were as I suspect caused by the barrier coming through the footwell the luck/bad luck involved is extraordinary, especially as his co-driver walked away.

      • bosyber

        True, I guess in the end there are some things you just can’t really prevent unless you forbid them (and then they may be done illegally …). Let’s hope to see him back in the F1 paddock soon.

  2. Neil

    FYI, some staggeringly poor random ads showing on this post. Currently road accident insurance. 😦

  3. If I was Eric Boullier, I would definitely give Tonio Liuzzi a call!!

  4. andrewh

    If Kubica did’nt have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all, sad,sad news. Hoping like hell for another miraculous recovery for him

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