Yesterday at the F1 test in Jerez the drivers sent their get well messages to Robert Kubica and his team carried a message to him on the car. Today the Pole has said that “I have to return this year” in his first interview since the accident.
So many JA on F1 readers have been in touch since his accident on Sunday to say that they want to do the same, I’ve been in touch with the Renault team to set up an email address to handle the messages.
You can write to Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
The team assures me that the messages will be passed on to him at the hospital in Italy, where he is recovering.
Please let him know how you feel, whether you are a Kubica fan or not. He’s a great driver who finds himself in a very difficult place with a very long road back to fitness. He has remarkable determination and will no doubt push hard to come back. But it will be a lonely journey and knowing he has support from fans will only speed up that process. So drop him a line.
The Pole has given his first interview since the injury to Pino Allievi at Gazzetta dello Sport. He says, “The fingers work, the arm as well. But only after working really hard will I know for sure. I’ll be stronger as a driver, in the head. I have to return this year. My right arm feels better now than when I was hit by a drunk seven years ago.”
Interestingly Kubica says that he liked rallying as much as anything else because it helped him to stay sharp with so little F1 testing nowadays. I did wonder about this side effect of the testing ban on drivers.