Stories coming from Italy suggest that injured F1 driver Robert Kubica aims to get into an F1 simulator and then back into a car and has set his sights on doing it from June onwards.
The Pole, who broke bones down his right side and severed nerves in his right arm in a rally accident a year ago, is still in a light cast at present after breaking his right leg again earlier this month. But he’s counting down the days to getting back into training.
According to our colleague Pino Allievi, who is in close contact with Kubica, he had started intense training on a bicycle in December and will get back on it soon. He is driving a road car again and has a good range of movement is his right arm, but still has some problems with rotation movements between the elbow and wrist.
According to Allievi, Kubica’s attitude is that either he’s able to come back at 100% of his previous level or he won’t bother. And it will only be if and when he drives a simulator and then a racing car that he will know.
The intense physiotherapy he is undertaking at the moment and the training programme he had started on before the recent leg break show the ferocity of his determination to come back.