F1 » Kubica not to blame for crash, claims co-driver


Co-driver Jakub Gerber does not hold Robert Kubica responsible for the accident which left the Lotus Renault GP driver in hospital with serious injuries to his right arm, leg and hand.

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slightlysideways

February 08, 2011 11:21 AM

A very nunlucky accident, no doubt.
I think the IRC management will learn from this and make emergency crews more available for the accidents, just like the WRC did when Colin mcrae was trapped in the car in Corsica due to the fact the emergency crews didn't have the equipment or skills to get him out straight away.
You can't blame him for keeping sharp in the off season, the chance of something like this happening is relatively low nowadays.

Fox - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 12:31 PM

Rallying has changed from a car/driver endurance test over very testing terrain to high speed sprints.

Obviously rally cars are no longer safe enough and the issue will need to be addressed.

Darbo - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 12:38 PM


its just a freak accident
they were very unlucky

or lucky when you see how close he came to becoming a kebab

i hope he fully recovers
though ill be amazed if hes in formula 1 in 2012

Alan D - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 12:45 PM

Onef: "its second time You escaped"

Actually, I think its the third. The articles spoke about this injury being complicated because the arm was already pinned together. Those pins didn't come from the big accident he had in Montreal. They were from an earlier accident he had which was, I think I read somewhere, from an accident in his own car on the highway.

q - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 12:54 PM

on youtube paste 'Scriva-Micheletti' and 'Moreno - Bonato' 2 movies from 2 squads racing Andora, at the end you can see from their perspective how the situation raised shortly after crash happened. Those people are the only who stoped their race to help, the rest teams continued the race!:(

MeymacAnthony - Unregistered

February 08, 2011 1:00 PM

Obviously a fortunate chap . think ,however, the Italian government should investigate the design / installation of their guard rails - it appears there was a weakness in either. aM ALSO BEMUSED HOW THE RAIL ENTERED THE CAR - ONE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT the engine would take the shock

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