F1 » Lotus Renault GP 'crazy' for letting Kubica rally

A clutch of motorsport luminaries have spoken out to criticise Lotus Renault GP for its 'crazy' decision to allow Robert Kubica to go rallying pre-season and risk endangering its greatest 'investment' and 'key to success'

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Sasha - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:14 AM

Robert Kubica is one of the last real men in motorsport. Fearless and a little bit reckless. Respect to him and respect to Renault for letting him do what he wants.

Now all the whiners come out talking about investment, money wasted.... No respect for that.

Oli - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:36 AM

Yes, all sports men and women should be locked in a padded room where they can cause no harm to themselves, then released only to compete in their various sporting events.

What a load of rubbish. Yes rallying has it's dangers.

So does life. You can only accept them and live with them.


tomtee - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:45 AM

Right or wrong, he did it, lets be thankful it wasn't more serious than it already is, blaming people won't help him heal any faster.
Get well soon Robert

PistonBroke - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:49 AM

Thats Life - all knew the risks.
Maybe there is an "In" for the next big star? (until he gets better)
If could have been injured in a train/plane/pushbike - all have their risk factors.

tm - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 8:49 AM

If I were Renault, I would tell these criticasters to mind their own business and leave the decision making where it belongs: with the team.

The team gave permission, an unfortunate accident happened, end of story.

Ninja - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 9:42 AM

Having just watched the BBC Rally sprint on youtube with a Mr Mansell and Warwick on board i am saddened that we will never see such things again.

Did Sir Jackie compete in no other events during the height of his career ? Did he not compete in touring cars.....

Taking this line would ensure the death of the Race of Champions. Was anything said when Kovalinen knocked himself out ?

Dizzy - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 11:23 AM

If I were lucky enough to be an F1 driver I can't imagine ever wanting to drive a Skoda. Could it be that even the drivers find F1 a bit boring and thats why they need to get their kicks elsewhere?

ebaums - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 11:49 AM

yes its true, extending the safety in F1 mekes no sense if you go after it some dangerous things without strong safety. I think why the drivers look for other activities in common with speed..maybe couse most of F1 modern track are so predictable and 'Tilke' boring (as 'flat' Mr.Gascoyne said it) The key is to turn F1 to more spectacle but not only for spectators but mostly for drivers themselves. Why rallying is cool? the tracks are interesting, thats why.

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