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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over2u - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 12:34 AM

Yah, as if your going to get them to admit it was an 'stupid' idea to jeperdice there F1 program on whim by there star driver !
Stupidity award must be handed to Renault and Kubica - and in that order.

Googolplex

February 08, 2011 1:30 AM

In light of some comments above, I feel the need to say again, the last thing F1 needs are a bunch of prima donas who are wrapped up in cotton wool and are unwrapped for each race to blandly follow each other around in qualifying order. F1 needs characters, real racers and risk takers. Some of them have a need for speed and a regular adrenaline rush. That means letting them pursue their passions outside of F1 (eg Rallying). BTW, motorsport is dangerous. Robert could just have easily have injured himself in testing or in qualifying before Race 1 of the season.

over2u - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 2:58 AM

Googolplex - Can't really agree with you, safety in F1 is on a different level with less likely-hood of such sever injuries - even the circuits are designed with driver safety in mind - then there is 'Adrenalin rush' and plain stupidity, I fear this incident must be regarded as the latter, both by the Renault and Kubica. in years to come I am sure Kubica will reflect on his stupidity to go Rallying in the middle of a successful F1 carrier

arcuid

February 08, 2011 2:24 PM

Alan Am not arguing with you on anything. Just making my opinions known. It's just saying how I feel. If I were a team boss who put a lot of money and investment on a driver, I would be concerned if they get hurt in an accident so close to the the start of the season. Again that just my opinion. It's ok if you want to disagree. I have no problem with that. Peace ok! :)

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