F1

More surgery as Kubica's F1 return bid continues

718 views

Jun.6 (GMM) Robert Kubica underwent surgery on Tuesday as the former BMW and Renault driver continues his bid to return to Formula One.

Reports recently suggested the 27-year-old Pole, who was seriously injured in a rally crash early last year, would almost certainly never return to F1.

Robert Kubica, Lotus Renault GP
Robert Kubica, Lotus Renault GP

Photo by: xpb.cc

But reports in Italy on Tuesday said Kubica has been testing in a Formula One driving simulator.

On the basis of those tests, he underwent orthopaedic surgery in a Verona hospital in an operation performed by Ruggero Testoni.

ANSA news agency said the surgery, which was completed successfully, involved the insertion of prostheses in order to restore mobility to Kubica's right elbow.

"Now he can turn the steering wheel completely. Before, he was unable to turn his palm down and was forced to take a hand off the wheel to perform left hand curves," Dr Testoni said.

"The operation was preceded by a series of simulator tests for a Formula One car," he added.

Kubica, who lives in Tuscany, will reportedly return to Verona frequently for hand function physiotherapy.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Tags bmw, kubica, renault

User photos

EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

27 photos
darkcloud154
F1

darkcloud154

22 photos
Renato Marques
F1

Renato Marques

5 photos
devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
Upload photo