New Kubica rumours 'completely false' - consultant

A figure close to Robert Kubica has slammed reports that the injured Renault driver's condition is deteriorating. Polish reports on Monday quoted the Pole's girlfriend Edyta Witas as saying the Kubica's physical and mental health has worsened in...

A figure close to Robert Kubica has slammed reports that the injured Renault driver's condition is deteriorating.

Polish reports on Monday quoted the Pole's girlfriend Edyta Witas as saying the Kubica's physical and mental health has worsened in the wake of his latest surgery.

Renault issued a vague denial, insisting the 26-year-old's "condition remains positive" in intensive care ahead of elbow surgery on Wednesday.

But as for the claims about Kubica's condition taking a backwards step, consultant Stephane Samson told the German media: "That is completely false."

At the same time, Rubens Barrichello revealed on Twitter that Kubica telephoned him on Monday.

"Thank god he is ok, talking normally. I was so happy," wrote the Brazilian.

The Italian hospital caring for Kubica also released a statement about his condition on Monday, confirming that he is "fine".

"His general condition is satisfactory enough as to allow his final surgical intervention to take place on Wednesday," it added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Robert Kubica