F1 » Renault admits rallying 'vital' for Kubica

Lotus Renault GP has admitted that it was happy to allow Robert Kubica to go rallying, despite the obvious risks the extra-curricular activity posed.

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IanO - Unregistered

February 07, 2011 10:27 AM

@Calvin - Eric Boullier did say that Renault didn't just want a corporate driver, or something to that effect. I applaud Renault if they really appreciate his appetite for speed and racing and welcome a driver who lives a full racing lifestyle. We need more drivers like this and more open minded teams! Having said all that, I imagine Robert Kubica will be pretty upset if his F1 dream were to end over a relatively minor rally event. But being the man he is, he might be philosophical about even that.

Considering how serious Robert's conditions are, following the recent rally crash, I think calling "vital" his passion for rally is pretty bad choice of words. Anyway, this is just a detail, what counts is Kubica full recovery, and hopefully he'll be able to return stronger in F1. Very best wishes!

Googolplex - Unregistered

February 07, 2011 11:40 AM

The bottom line is that those guys who make it in F1 tend to enjoy the adrenaline rush that comes with the riskier sporting past times. If you stop them enjoying their out of F1 pursuits and wrap them in cotton wool, they will probably be miserable and lose their verve and enthusiasm that is so essential to success.


February 07, 2011 11:52 AM

Can anyone shine any light on this subject for me?

I have read in reports that the accident happened in SS1. Also I have read reports that it happened on the way to SS1 (non competitive) Why would Robert be driving so fast in a non competitive road section?

Hope he gets well soon. Im not a massive F1 fan, more into Rallying, but have a lot of respect for him.

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