Fellow winner of one grand prix, Jean Alesi, has revealed his great sympathy for the plight of the badly injured Robert Kubica.

It is believed Frenchman Alesi, a representative of Renault sponsor Group Lotus, was scheduled recently to conduct a bedside interview with Kubica for Italian television RAI.

The poor guy; he didn't deserve this

Jean Alesi

But the interview was reportedly called off at short notice, as was a similar interview scheduled with the Swiss newspaper Blick.

Alesi said he sympathises with the talented Pole's struggle but revealed that Kubica is set to put his weight on his feet for the first time since his rally crash "in the coming days".

"The poor guy; he didn't deserve this," Alesi told Sonntagsblick newspaper.