F1 » Views from F1 paddock on Kubica's accident – and future


Read what nine of F1's most informed insiders make of Lotus Renault GP star Robert Kubica's costly rallying accident in Italy last weekend - and what it might mean for the Pole's future in the sport...

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andrew.

February 11, 2011 6:15 PM
Last Edited 1386 days ago

Possibly a missing or weak support post. We need to see the section of armco before the crash.

Another possibility is the design load of the armco. Was it designed for a rally car hitting it at high speed or a road car hitting it at 20 or 30 mph?

chipyedd - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 6:59 PM

why so much fuss.its not like someone put a knife to hes neck and made him do it. if you want to do something risky and come out for the worst people will say."well thats down to you" hes not a child get over it

koper - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 7:08 PM

@ andres
find the video from the team starting before Kubica.
on 53rd sec you have a part of armco Robert hit.
Crash does not allow to past direct link so paste what's below into google...it will find a link for you.

sport.onet.pl/f1/tvn24-barierka-w-ktora-uderzyl-kubica-byla-uszkodz,1,4171700,wiadomosc

Alan D - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 8:33 PM

Andrew, if you look at the video Koper points to you'll see that at one point the road is bounded on the left by stepped stone wall, and another part, on the right, has pedestrian handrail, a lot of tubular metal which is clearly not designed to catch any sort of car, let alone a race car. And there is definitely a bit where you can see someone's wheelie bin with a bit of orange netting in front of it, and a traffic cone. I think anyone doing a safety assessment on that stretch of road would have thought the part with the armco barrier was possibly the safest place to have a crash.

consuela - Unregistered

February 11, 2011 9:56 PM

Surprised I didnt see all those whining Brundle's comment bout him and senna and so on.

Jeez, they cant make F1 more boring, do they?
Remember the days when guys like Bellof and MS raced in Group C prototypes?? That was pure racing.

Now it's just a tickling competition with everybody whining about bad sportsmanship and so on. Remember Barichello and MS in Hungary.

Anyway, it's -1 totally dull and unimpressive driver. Only Lulu, Teflonso and MS have some spark, others are pathetic.

Thumbs up though for Kubica for trying something else. Pure driving without any of that "being respectable and glamourous" rubbish.

Kimi was right, F1 is too safe and modern drivers are totally missing the point. They just dont have balls and guts. One should be prepeared to die when racing. Not hitting the mile-long paved runoff. Bring back Nordshleife.

Get well soon, Robert.

andrew.

February 11, 2011 10:12 PM

Thanks for the link.

It certainly doesn't look the safest to drive on, never mind race. I know it sounds harsh but I guess Kubica along with all of the other drivers competing knew the risks and accepted these or else they wouldn't have taken part.

Luckily he looks like making a full recovery. He's a good racer and comes accross in interviews as quite a pleasent guy. It would be a shhame for F1 to loose someone like him.

Ed - have you seen the pictures with the armco sticking out the back of the car. Certainly sends a chill down your spine! Really nasty.

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