When did Kubica rally crash?
During the first stage on February 6, 2011, Kubica crashed at high speed into a barrier. It took rescue workers over an hour to free him from his car before being flown to hospital where it was revealed he had suffered partial amputation to his forearm, and fractures on his right elbow, shoulder and leg.
What happened to Kubica?
On 6 February 2011, Kubica was injured in a crash on the first stage of the Ronde di Andora rally. He was driving a Super 2000-specification Škoda Fabia in Testico when his car left the road at high speed and hit a crash barrier, near the church of San Sebastiano.
Why is Kubica racing this weekend?
Polish driver Robert Kubica will stand in for Kimi Raikkonen again for Alfa Romeo at Monza in Italy this weekend after the Finn continued to isolate due to testing positive for COVID-19.
What is wrong with Kubica arm?
Kubica drove in Formula One from 2006 to 2010. While competing in the Ronde di Andora rally in 2011, he sustained compound fractures to his right elbow, shoulder and leg, and his right forearm was partly severed when his car was impaled on a guardrail.
How did Kubica get a point?
Robert Kubica has scored the first point of 2019 for Williams after the two Alfa Romeo cars were penalized after the German Grand Prix.
Why has Kubica replaced Raikkonen?
Robert Kubica will step in to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Alfa Romeo for the Dutch GP this weekend after the latter tested positive for COVID-19.
Can Robert Kubica use his right hand?
The 33-year-old Williams test driver has had five days of testing and run twice in grand prix free practice sessions so far this year, and has successfully adapted to a left-hand dominant technique thanks to limitations of his right arm and hand.
What is wrong with Robert Kubica’s arm?
While competing in the Ronde di Andora rally in 2011, he sustained compound fractures to his right elbow, shoulder and leg, and his right forearm was partly severed when his car was impaled on a guardrail. “I’ve had to rebuild my life from zero,” he said in March as he prepared to return to Formula One with Williams.
What happened to Kubica in the Andora rally?
“Lotus Renault GP driver, Robert Kubica, suffered an accident at high speed this morning while competing in the Ronde di Andora Rally. “The driver was airlifted to Pietra Ligure Hospital, where he is currently undergoing medical checks. His co-driver is fine.”
What happened to Robert Kubica after the accident?
Eighteen months after the accident, Kubica was back in a rally car – and he won the first event he took part in. “People were seeing me and concentrating on getting me as fast as possible back to the car,” he said. “In the end, I decided first I have to wake up in the morning happy, then I can start to be a racing driver.
Why did Robert Kubica not race in F1?
Initial simulator tests proved fruitful, but difficulty with his injured arm meant that he would struggle in an F1 cockpit. In 2016, Kubica moved onto endurance racing, even competing the Dubai 24 Hour. Yet, the Polish star finally started his return to F1, taking part in a test for Renault in June 2017.
Who is Robert Kubica and how old is he?
ROBERT KUBICA returned to an F1 circuit for the first time in over eight years at the Australian Grand Prix, after enduring a near-fatal accident. The 34-year-old Polish driver was once tipped to win world titles – but has had to fight back to fitness, now driving for Williams.