Kubica: Accident won’t change my driving

Date published: July 14 2011

Robert Kubica is well on the road to recovery, revealing that he is not suffering mentally from his horrific accident and is now walking unaided…

Robert Kubica is well on the road to recovery, revealing that he is not suffering mentally from his horrific accident and is now walking unaided.

The Polish driver has been out of action since crashing in the Ronde di Andora Rally in Italy back in early February.

Kubica suffered serious injuries in the crash, which almost severed his right hand after his car ploughed into a guardrail before hitting the wall of a church.

The good news is that the Lotus Renault GP driver is well on the road to recovery.

“Mentally, no problem at all. Physically, I am still a bit weak but my general condition is quite good,” Kubica told his team’s website in a fan Q&A.

“My weight has now returned to its normal level and for a few weeks I’ve been able to walk without help. All in all I feel pretty well.”

He added: “I am satisfied with how things are proceeding. The improvement is in line with the expectations, and luckily there are no complications that could affect the recovery time.

“It is still too early to have a clear picture for the timing of my return but the important thing is the final outcome not the hurry.”

Kubica, though, is determined to racing and believes he will be on the 2012 starting grid.

Asked if he would ‘rock the grid next year and fight for the Championship’, he said: “‘Yes to the first question. For your second question, we will have to wait until the first test in 2012.”

The Pole is also adamant that when he does return to racing, his rally crash will not play on his mind.

“I don’t think so – I don’t have any memory of the accident, and I am just aware of the consequences it had. So, to me, it’s as if it never happened.”

Asked by another fan if his accident could in fact make him an ‘even better driver’, he said: “Let’s hope so! But in reality I don’t see why, because I think I will be back exactly the way I was.”

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