Promising driver nearly severed his wrist in a 2011 rally crash
Robert Kubica says a return to Formula 1 is now “more likely” than ever before since his serious rally crash in 2011.Kubica, now 32, was in the midst of a promising F1 career with BMW and then Renault when, while contesting a rally in the winter, crashed and almost severed his wrist. Kubica returned to motor racing at rally’s highest level but was unable to drive a single-seater due to the limitations on the movement in his arm and hand.
“I am not thinking of returning for now,” he told the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza, “but it is not a closed chapter for me. It is now much more likely than it was two years ago. Perhaps one day my patience will be rewarded.
But he is now shaping up to race in the premier LMP1 class at Le Mans in 2017, saying a potential return to F1 someday is no longer a distant dream.
“I will not say anything until it is sure.”