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Thread: Robert Kubica: Updates on his recovery

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX2-bBB6ZzE. you don't even have to understand the language they are speaking. must be a nightmare for any driver, driving past such a crash.


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    Wow, they need to make some serious revisions to the regulations to prevent that from happening again.... there is no reason for a guardrail to go through the bodywork of the car like that....
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    It's good news so far. Let's hope everything goes well during the 2nd operation.
    Bobby is a strong character hopefully he will be able fight back to full fitness in the future. It's lovely to see the entire F1 community so concerned about him


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    Thanks for the replies everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Wow, they need to make some serious revisions to the regulations to prevent that from happening again.... there is no reason for a guardrail to go through the bodywork of the car like that....
    I was just wondering the same thing, it's unbeleivable that a guardrail cut through the engine (at least that's what i read) or even just the bodywork as you said, rally is very complicated, remember at the german round of WRC a few years ago, when there was something like concrete slabs around the road that were put there during the world war to stop "tanks" and solberg had a huge crash there that severed the car so badly it collapsed, i don't know how his co-driver didn't die.

    It's stupid that they will let them go such roads like that, where the barriers and guardrails are that dangerous, and yet at many high speed turns they have no guardrail at all, and it's full of people standing on the outside of the corner. they need to organize it better. rally would have alot more famous name on it if they could provide a little more safety for both drivers and spectators


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    I am encouraged by the positive developments (so far).
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    the little italian that I understand is that they were really worried about the accident and I think the co-driver was asking to stop and see the situation and said he don't know what happened ...

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    I hope and wish that Kubica makes a quick recovery...he is one of the best drivers and also a great person... Its really good to hear that he has started moving his hand and the doctors are positive about his recovery... wish he recovers soon and race again this season..

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    These F1 drivers are super fit and as a result recover a lot faster than the rest of us. I suspect that he'll definitely be back in 2 months.

    On a purely selfish note, I really want to see him in that (( Lotus (Renault)) Genii Capital which looks like it has a crazy amount of potential in the hands of a good driver that we know Robert is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poltergeistes View Post
    I was just wondering the same thing, it's unbeleivable that a guardrail cut through the engine (at least that's what i read) or even just the bodywork as you said, rally is very complicated, remember at the german round of WRC a few years ago, when there was something like concrete slabs around the road that were put there during the world war to stop "tanks" and solberg had a huge crash there that severed the car so badly it collapsed, i don't know how his co-driver didn't die.

    It's stupid that they will let them go such roads like that, where the barriers and guardrails are that dangerous, and yet at many high speed turns they have no guardrail at all, and it's full of people standing on the outside of the corner. they need to organize it better. rally would have alot more famous name on it if they could provide a little more safety for both drivers and spectators
    i remember that Soberg's car, looked absolutly terrible. that is true that rally is not really safe. but then again, look how many times kimi has crashed and nothing has happend to him or his co-driver so far
    talking about safety in rally for spectators. well specatators aren't really the brightest people in concern of their own health. a year or 2 ago a man was killed in an accident because he stood on the outside of the corner (previously warned not to be there) and when rally car went as little off there then car hit and dead he was. btw he stood there to take a good picture, so that much was worth a picture then.
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    Kubica will be back in 6 months- Briatore

    Flavio Briatore has predicted that Robert Kubica will be back racing in Formula 1 in six months, after visiting him in hospital.

    The former Renault F1 team boss reported that Kubica is in good spirits and is already talking about when he can return to F1.

    "I've found him well, compared to the terrible crash he's had," Briatore told Italian media. "I'm very happy he has improved and I'm glad I came to visit him and exchanged a few words with him.

    "Kubica is an extraordinary guy with great potential of recovery. We didn't talk about the crash itself, but more in general about Formula 1 and his chances to come back to racing soon. Considering his ability to recover and his fitness, I bet he'll be back in good form within five or six months."

    But hand specialist Dr Igor Rossello, who assisted in Kubica's surgery, says it's still to early to determine whether he will be able to race again.

    "It's impossible to predict," he Rossello said. "With the nerve system you never know, and a lot will depend on the patient's will.

    "If [Alessandro] Nannini managed to come back, why shouldn't Kubica do that too? Racing drivers are exceptional people, able to slash recovery times. I had a patient who recovered 90 per cent of the hand's functionality."

    The hospital's director of orthopaedics Dr Francesco Lanza has confirmed that Kubica will require further surgery however, as the initial operation was focused purely on preserving the functionality of the hand and stabilising blood loss.

    Nannini, who himself returned to racing in the DTM three years after his right forearm was severed in a helicopter crash in 1990, explained the difference between his injury and Kubica's.

    "Kubica's trauma is different from the one I had," Nannini told Gazzetta dello Sport. "His arm did not detach: nerves, tendons and muscles will grow back - it's just a matter of time. Robert will race again. I don't know him, but I wish him well."

    Fernando Alonso has also visited Kubica, and Briatore added: "A crash is always a crash. This sort of dramatic event can happen anywhere, not just on the track and not just in competitions. The risk is always there.

    "There is usually rivalry in F1, but sporting closeness too. On the track they're ready to better their rivals, but outside the circuits maximum solidarity is shown among drivers."

    Virgin Racing team principal John Booth spoke in support of Kubica entering a rally so close to the start of the Formula 1 season.

    "As a friend - he has been a good friend for many years and we all feel gutted with it," Booth told AUTOSPORT. "We wish him all the best for the future as he is a
    lovely chap.

    "Every team has its own policies, but they are young competitive fellows, if they are on a push bike, or a skateboard, or even a road car, sometimes, they are competitive fellows and they will get themselves in a bit of a scrape. It is unfortunate the consequences in this case have been quite high.

    "It is up to a team to do what it takes to get the best out of that driver, you cannot wrap them in cotton wool and you cannot stop them doing things. They are young men who drive fast racing cars. The whole nature of them - they want to push the whole time."


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    Ahh good to hear some positive news! I actually thought he was in good contention for the nesxt ferrari seat u know!! Sucks if he even loses 5% of what he had :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by voiko View Post
    Ahh good to hear some positive news! I actually thought he was in good contention for the nesxt ferrari seat u know!! Sucks if he even loses 5% of what he had :(
    Let´s wait and see. 2009 Felipe´s eyesight was at first not completly to predict, too, but he is driving his little red car again.
    Hope so much for Robert he will be as lucky as Felipe. For sure he has the same fighting spirit, he will not give up as long as there is even the smalest chance he will be fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anni View Post
    Let´s wait and see. 2009 Felipe´s eyesight was at first not completly to predict, too, but he is driving his little red car again.
    Hope so much for Robert he will be as lucky as Felipe. For sure he has the same fighting spirit, he will not give up as long as there is even the smalest chance he will be fine!
    I cant help but think Felipe lost a bit of 'oomph' from that accident, whether it be just that little bit more cautious or what...

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    Quote Originally Posted by voiko View Post
    I cant help but think Felipe lost a bit of 'oomph' from that accident, whether it be just that little bit more cautious or what...
    Hm...okay, his last season was not the best, he could have done better, we all know. We don´t know if this is in some way due to his accident or not ( I don´t think he is more cautious now).
    However, I was refering to fight to be back to health 100%! I am sure if there is the slightest medical possibility Robert can be fine again he will fight with all he has, no matter how hard this way may be, to be back to where he was.
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    i hope kubica goes well!!!! our prays are with him!!!!

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    i'm wishing kubica a speedy and full recovery, it would be such a shame to see someone with so much potentcial be unable to continue. so far it's sounding positive so fingers crossed this continues. he's on my thoughts and prayers.
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    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89336

    Kubica continues to make progress

    By Jonathan Noble and Michele Lostia
    Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 11:19 GMT

    Robert Kubica is continuing to make good progress in hospital as he recovers from the serious injuries he suffered in his rally crash at the weekend.

    The Renault driver is scheduled to remain in intensive care for another three days, but medical staff are encouraged by the way his condition has improved since his lengthy operation on Sunday.

    Giorgio Barabino, who is head of the intensive care unit at the Santa Corona hospital where Kubica is being looked after, was quoted as saying by IVG.it that the Polish driver was coming along in an 'excellent' way.

    "His conditions have improved and are good, considering the crash," Barabino said. "No infections have arisen in the post-surgery phase. The limb is well vascularised and his life parameters are all within the norm. There is a good medical evolution, considering the heavy traumas suffered.

    "At the moment we are confident on the evolution of the medical situation. Kubica will have to stay in intensive care for between 48 and 72 hours, during which all kinds of checks of the arm's and hand's functionality will be carried out.

    "As for recovery times, after this first day we are optimistic on the future: the patient is reacting in an excellent way.

    "Within one week surgery can be performed on the fractured elbow and the humerus, which haven't been treated yet. Today [Monday] the driver has always been awake and conscious, even though he feels pain. Despite being sedated he talked with his manager and with hospital personnel."

    Kubica has also elected to remain at the Santa Corona hospital, rather than be moved somewhere else.

    "We are obviously delighted with this decision," Barabino added. "We are satisfied with our work and with this acknowledgement.

    "Robert's medical evolution is excellent: he is able to drink and to execute small movements with the hand."

    Although the hospital is encouraged with his progress, Barabino still thinks it could take up to one year for Kubica to fully recover from his injuries.

    "It's difficult to make predictions," he said. "What's certain is that it's rare to find such a strong patient.

    "A partial recovery will be possible within a few months: we'll see if he can reach a full functionality of his arm and hand. To reach an objective such as this, he would need one year anyway."

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    New image of just how lucky this man is,



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    Its great to hear such positive news - remember when we all waited everyday for Massa and look he is back in the car much quicker than anyone predicted. I fractured my elbow, arm and collarbone and I know what the pain is like so I can understand why they are keeping him sedated as much as possible whilst the injury has chance to heal - my thoughts and prayers are with him for further surgery.


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    http://www.f1news.ru/news/f1-63949.html
    Click on the video. There will be a simulation of Kubika's crash.
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    the more i see what happened, the more it amazes me that he is still alive.
    really if there is such a thing as a guardian angel, his just got a big fat promotion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altharis View Post
    http://www.f1news.ru/news/f1-63949.html
    Click on the video. There will be a simulation of Kubika's crash.
    This reconstruction is really scary how can something designed to be a safety product be just the opposite just goes to show freak accidents can strike any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Domenicali View Post
    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/89336

    Kubica continues to make progress
    Great news!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1Jan View Post
    This reconstruction is really scary how can something designed to be a safety product be just the opposite just goes to show freak accidents can strike any time.
    Hopefully they would think twice before doing such races along roads with those guard rails. Its not the first time I see accidents which ended in the rail piercing right through the vehicle, although they are road accidents in my country here and not some racing event. Its not hard for an accident to end that way once the railing breaks from the impact, but its very rare that anyone survives it.

    Both Kubica and his co driver are very, very lucky the railing went in between them.

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    I am encouraged with the positive news of RK's continued progress and am anxious that
    he gets back to becoming healthy and able. Never mind if he will or won't race
    again- at this point it's enough that he recovers and can resume a normal life. I wish
    him all the very best and am sure he'll succeed in any future undertaking once he's
    healthy again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
    Hopefully they would think twice before doing such races along roads with those guard rails. Its not the first time I see accidents which ended in the rail piercing right through the vehicle, although they are road accidents in my country here and not some racing event. Its not hard for an accident to end that way once the railing breaks from the impact, but its very rare that anyone survives it.

    Both Kubica and his co driver are very, very lucky the railing went in between them.
    Lucky indeed each day hopefully will see him stronger and with less pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet View Post
    Hopefully they would think twice before doing such races along roads with those guard rails. Its not the first time I see accidents which ended in the rail piercing right through the vehicle, although they are road accidents in my country here and not some racing event. Its not hard for an accident to end that way once the railing breaks from the impact, but its very rare that anyone survives it.

    Both Kubica and his co driver are very, very lucky the railing went in between them.
    The father of a colleague of mine lost both legs due to exact such an accident. He and others who suffered similar fates went to law court to make sure there would no such accident happen again. They are the reason why we have rounded down rails here in Germany.
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    Why are they letting an F1 driver race in other series?

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    I am very pleased that his conditions is getting better.I hope to see him on track in 6 months, fingers crossed for him.
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