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#1 RF1

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:10

I think it's major (and unfortunately sad) news today and it deserves its own topic.

According to f1.pl, Robert had an accident today in Rally Ronde di Andora. The car (Skoda Fabia) is significantly damaged. The co-odriver left the car on his own. Kubica was fully conscious and was extracted from the car by medical staff and taken to the hospital by helicopter.

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#2 rehto

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:12

http://forums.autosp...w...0&start=360

#3 plastik2k9

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:13

A few wrist fractures according to Polish media, according to Twitter. Hopefully not too serious though, because a serious wrist fracture can cause a long and recurring problem after the initial healing period.

What can happen though is that things are mistranslated, and things like 'fracture', 'sprain' and 'injury' are words that get lost or unintentionally changed I'd imagine.

Edited by plastik2k9, 06 February 2011 - 10:17.


#4 CaptainJackSparrow

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:14

I think let's wait for confirmed information, because rumours fly about I think, I think there will be a press conference soon.

#5 Muppetmad

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:15

I'm hoping it's nothing serious, and that all these rumours of injuries are unfounded.

#6 RF1

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:19

And just a couple of days till Jerez tests :( Hopefully it's nothing serious...

#7 primer

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:34

F1 testing has started why is he still participating in rallies.

#8 Muppetmad

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:36

F1 testing has started why is he still participating in rallies.


I think this was going to be his last one before putting rallying on hold for the F1 season...

#9 ForzaGTR

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:37

The are rumors of him suffering several fractures, I hope they are not true. I would hate for him to miss a bunch of races this season. Renault appear to have built a decent car and this could have been his year.

Fingers crossed he is ok!

#10 D.M.N.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:38

If Kubica is unavailable for first few races, it'll be Grosjean and Petrov then for Renault for the first few rounds.

Really hope he's OK.

#11 RF1

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:40

Latest news in Italian (use google translator):

http://www.savonanew...-del-rally.html
http://www.ivg.it/20...rante-le-prove/

#12 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:40

I'd have thought Senna for name + more recent experience. Though Grosjean is more of a known quotient. Figure Petrov to do the majority of testing, with Senna and Grosjean given a day or two each, and then whoever they pick starts doing regular testing for tests 3 and 4.

#13 jonpollak

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:41

Stupid Sky News has the words "seriously injured" in it's newsbar crawl.
Jp

#14 ivanalesi

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:41

I hate to bring the bad news, but according to StopAndGO, which sadly in this case is very trustworthy in the world of junior single-seaters & Italian rallying and racing, Robert Kubica has been extracted by fireman from his Skoda Fabia S2000 and he's been airlifted to the hospital.
There's no immediate threat to his life, but there is RISK of possible amputation of his leg!!! His navigator is all OK.

It has happened in the 1st stage of the rally, Robert has been P1 in shakedown.

Here is the news link: http://stopandgo.tv/...-una-gamba.html

#15 barteks

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:42

Imagine the mood in Enstone now... :(

#16 dank

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:44

Fractured wrist, broken legs, smashed hip and now amputation.

Welcome to the Twitter generation.

#17 ryan86

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:44

If Kubica is unavailable for first few races, it'll be Grosjean and Petrov then for Renault for the first few rounds.

Really hope he's OK.


Edd Straw's article on the site seems to impy Senna, but perhaps we should wait till we see exactly where Kubica is at before we start debating over his replacement.

#18 barteks

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:44

If Kubica is unavailable for first few races, it'll be Grosjean and Petrov then for Renault for the first few rounds.

Well, I think that Senna is the first reserve driver.

#19 Beyond

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:44

sorry for crossposting

From Italian news :

"Kubica crashed into the wall of a church. His conditions where terrible, almost life-threatening. Firemen extracted him conscious from the car and he was taken to hospital by helicopter. No mortal wounds but medical officers confirmed he was in red code. It seems he received a hard leg trauma (probably broken thighbone) and they were even thinking of amputating it."

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#20 Muppetmad

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:45

Fractured wrist, broken legs, smashed hip and now amputation.

Welcome to the Twitter generation.


I have to agree. I'm hoping to hell that Robert just comes out and says "Surprise! I'm a bit bashed up, but everything's fine!".

#21 GAZF1nut

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:46

http://au.eurosport....452/story.shtml

Not looking good :(

#22 jals99

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:46

I hate to bring the bad news, but according to StopAndGO, which sadly in this case is very trustworthy in the world of junior single-seaters & Italian rallying and racing, Robert Kubica has been extracted by fireman from his Skoda Fabia S2000 and he's been airlifted to the hospital.
There's no immediate threat to his life, but there is RISK of possible amputation of his leg!!! His navigator is all OK.

It has happened in the 1st stage of the rally, Robert has been P1 in shakedown.

Here is the news link: http://stopandgo.tv/...-una-gamba.html

They do not say anything about amputation!

#23 plastik2k9

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:46

Stupid Sky News has the words "seriously injured" in it's newsbar crawl.
Jp

They're getting that from the ANSA news agency, who are reasonably reliable usually, but it all depends on their sources of course on a story by story basis. Honestly though, after Massa's crash in 2009 I've learnt that we don't know anything until much later. Because there's always an idiot like Eddie Jordan who will announce to the world that he had a "bash to the chin".

#24 bimmeric

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:47

I have to agree. I'm hoping to hell that Robert just comes out and says "Surprise! I'm a bit bashed up, but everything's fine!".

+1

Every 5 minutes his condition seems to get reported to be worse and worse, hope it's just media escalation and not true :|

#25 MrMonaco

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:47

sorry for crossposting

From Italian news :

"Kubica crashed into the wall of a church. His conditions where terrible, almost life-threatening. Firemen extracted him conscious from the car and he was taken to hospital by helicopter. No mortal wounds but medical officers confirmed he was in red code. It seems he received a hard leg trauma (probably broken thighbone) and they were even thinking of amputating it."

Biggest.....BS.......ever.

#26 David Lightman

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:48

Obviously I hope the news reports are sensationalist and that he just has minor injuries. I think it was made very clear that Senna is first reserve, he's also fresher than Grosjean regarding F1.

#27 froggy22

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:49

Obviously I hope the news reports are sensationalist and that he just has minor injuries. I think it was made very clear that Senna is first reserve, he's also fresher than Grosjean regarding F1.

yeah ans also Grosjean is already committed to GP2 this season

#28 SPBHM

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:50

not looking, I hope he will be OK :(

#29 Muppetmad

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:51

The lack of official news is driving me crazy. I don't want to hear from news companies looking for a quick story, I want the truth.

#30 Beyond

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:51

I think it was made very clear that Senna is first reserve, he's also fresher than Grosjean regarding F1.

Mah, I hardly think Renault would put all the team into the hands of Senna and Petrov...
Anyway let's wait for official news. Broken femur and wrist is what we know at the moment from italian sources.

#31 anode

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:52

according to his co-pilot which contacted with one of the forum.autoklub.pl members, Robert has broken leg

source: http://www.autoklub....p...c&start=234

but lets wait for some official statement..

Edited by anode, 06 February 2011 - 10:53.


#32 F1fanaticbe

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:52

my god this is terrible , hope we know something soon....

#33 ivanalesi

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:54

They do not say anything about amputation!


It's in the title:(
Hopefully it's all media escalation... I think that by mid afternoon there would be more official information from the hospital.

#34 Crusoe

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:54

Obviously I hope the news reports are sensationalist and that he just has minor injuries. I think it was made very clear that Senna is first reserve, he's also fresher than Grosjean regarding F1.

Grosjean tested Pirelli's.

#35 Lotusseven

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:54

Oh nooo ! :| Hopefully nothing seriously. Heavy crash for the 2:nd time. :well:

#36 primer

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:54

He was in life-threatening condition but conscious. WTF. Let's hope we get facts soon, and R.Kube makes a full recovery.

#37 jonpollak

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:55

The lack of official news is driving me crazy. I don't want to hear from news companies looking for a quick story, I want the truth.

What Dank said
Jp

#38 ForzaGTR

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:55

I'm feeling sick, COME ON give us some official news!!!

#39 lambylamby

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:56

get better real quick kubica!

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#40 lambylamby

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:56

bbc are reporting it, but nno official news yet...

http://news.bbc.co.u...one/9388940.stm

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:57

well this news certainly woke me from my sunday morning slumber, im hoping like crazy this have been blown out of proportion but fear it hasn't, poor old robert, hope he makes a speedy recovery to full fitness.

#42 Diablobb81

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 10:58

Hope everything will be ok.

#43 Fubar1979

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:00

Hope he can still take part in the season but judging by the reports i doubt it fingers crossed , get well soon Kubica.

#44 Paolo

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:02

Injuries to Robert are quite serious, multiple thraumas, broken arm and wrist.

The navigator is luckily unscathed.

Accident happened apparently 4.6 Km before the start ("while the car was going to the start line"). Odd.

http://www.gazzetta....057234170.shtml

#45 RF1

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:02

ANSA agency reporting now: "Kubica is badly injured".

#46 swerved

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:03

Details of Kubica's condition remain unclear though the f1.pl web site quotes Robert's father as saying his injuries "look ugly" though not life threatening

http://www.thenews.p...y-accident.html

Apparently the rally has been suspended ?

#47 Slackbladder

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:04

This is awful news. Lets just hope he's ok. From the early sounds of it, he'll be out of racing for a long while, but thats not really the important thing. Just that he's going to be ok.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:06

http://www.lequipe.f...ent-blesse.html

Robert Kubica (Lotus Renault) s'est gravement blessé dimanche au rallye Ronde di Andora près de Gênes. Selon une source médicale, il souffre de «multiples traumatismes» et le «pronostic vital est réservé.» Au volant d'une Skoda Fabia, le Polonais de 26 ans a été victime d'une sortie de route à pleine vitesse et a percuté le mur d'une petite église. Il a été transféré en hélicoptère à l'hôpital Santa Corona de Gênes. (Avec AFP)



His car hit the wall of a church, and the prognosis vital is reserved...

Edited by Massa, 06 February 2011 - 11:06.


#49 lambylamby

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:06

This is awful news. Lets just hope he's ok. From the early sounds of it, he'll be out of racing for a long while, but thats not really the important thing. Just that he's going to be ok.

:up:

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 11:07

This is awful news. Lets just hope he's ok. From the early sounds of it, he'll be out of racing for a long while, but thats not really the important thing. Just that he's going to be ok.

:up: :up: