user icon
user icon

Kubica needs more surgery to make F1 comeback possible

  • Published on 20 Oct 2014 08:40
  • comments 0
  • By: Rob Veenstra
More surgery on his injured arm could lead Robert Kubica back to formula one. The Pole was becoming so established as a rising great talent in F1 that by 2011 he was being mentioned as Fernando Alonso's next teammate at Ferrari.

Now a full-time world rally driver, he would not confirm how close he had come to a move to Maranello when speaking to the Italian broadcaster Sky at the weekend. "I cannot say," said Kubica, who was smiling as he answered.

His return to F1 has been thwarted so far by his recovery from a life-threatening rally crash just prior to the 2011 F1 season, when he was signed up to race for Lotus. Restricted movement in his right arm, wrist, hand and fingers has meant that while he can drive a rally or touring car, the limited space of a F1 cockpit is more challenging.

But Kubica told the BBC he is set to look into whether further surgery could put his F1 "dream" back on track. "Once the season is over I will look at everything," he said. "The arm and hand are OK," said Kubica. "From a mobility point of view, there have been some improvements. From a limitation point of view, it's pretty much the same."

"So I need to have more surgery - and there are possibilities - but it's a tight season, there are many rallies and they are long events," he explained. Formula one would be a dream to come back but we have to stay realistic," Kubica added. "If I decide to try and come back I will have more surgery this winter and maybe with the help of the doctors, and with some luck, it will be possible." (GMM)

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team McLaren
  • Points 132
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 78
  • Country ES
  • Date of b. Jul 29 1981 (39)
  • Place of b. Oviedo, ES
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.71 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar