Kubica 'cannot pick up a glass to drink' - Alguersuari

Mar.8 (GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has heard bad news about Robert Kubica's condition.

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

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With official news about the injured Pole scarce, one of his friends said last week Kubica is close to returning to a normal life, raising hopes he might soon be back in Formula One.

But former Toro Rosso driver Alguersuari has heard something very different.

"I think Robert is and was a fantastic driver, fast and complete. I am sure that he could have been a world champion without a doubt," he said this week when he was revealed as a co-commentator for British radio in 2012.

"At the moment the latest information I have about him is not very good," the Spaniard admitted. "He can not drink using his hand -- I mean he cannot take a glass and drink, so it doesn't look too good."

Kubica, formerly with BMW and Renault, crashed during a minor Italian rally early last year, forcing a metal barrier through the car.

I think his injury is worse than expected

Jaime Alguersuari

Alguersuari revealed that Kubica's co-driver, Jakub Gerber, initially saw such horrific injuries that he "thought he (Kubica) was dead".

More than a year on, "I think his injury is worse than expected," the 21-year-old continued.

"Of course I would like him to come back, because without a doubt he deserves to be in F1."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Kubica , Jaime Alguersuari
Teams Toro Rosso
Tags alguersuari, bmw, kubica, renault, toro rosso