F1 » Doctor sees no obstacle to Kubica return

Dr Riccardo Ceccarelli is confident that Robert Kubica will be fit enough to return to F1 competition next season.

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50 Cent - Unregistered

September 28, 2011 3:30 PM

It's funny that 7 months ago a lot of us did not give Robert any chance of coming back. Most, relied on newspaper stories, and prclaimed that he'll never be able to return. The funniest thing is that here we are in September and his own surgeon says he'll be back in F1. I wrote about a month and a half agao that he was getting fitted into a modified Kart. He is scheduled to hit the track in Italy in two weeks. Stay tuned.


September 28, 2011 3:34 PM

The Six Millon Dollar Man...I still wince when I see that crash...how did he survive it. The flic Senna is not to be missed. The safety built into the cars from his death has resulted in no deaths in F1 since. Can that be true?...seems impossible. If RK is as fast as he once was, and competitive, it will be a miracle. It would be an inspiring story beyond where he is today, on the verge of return...the very best of luck to him.

cknopp - Unregistered

September 28, 2011 4:28 PM

"Keeping my fingers crossed for competitive Robert in a competitive car in 2012. He'll be a legend if/when he comes back to his extraordinary speed
Posted by A.S. - Unregistered (4 hours ago)"

And that statement gets 10 agrees?!!?! Kubica has done nothing but win one race where the top 2 crashed out...

No poles, only 1 win, and no showing of leading a team.
And these same people trash Vettel, regardless of his records. Hypocricy and bigotry is stunning when it is so proudly displayed.

50 Cent - Unregistered

September 28, 2011 4:45 PM

cknopp - first off, Kubica had a pole position. Secondly, what's your beef with the 10 agrees? Are you saying that those 10 agrees are the same posters that trash Vettel. Wise up.


September 28, 2011 6:12 PM

nifty. did it not occur to you that it would be normal for kubicas surgeon to be positive? he would be unlikely to know the responses and control that are needed to drive an f1 car, let alone be competitive. until such a time as kubica has done extensive tests in a simulator and then in an f1 car, or even a gp2 car.NO-ONE will know if he has the capability to return.
i believe that the nerve damage is bad enogh to create a handicap for him, and sadly he is unlikely to be in a competitive f1 car. and i doubt that there is any team ready to take such a gamble. i hope i am wrong, but we'll see in time.


September 28, 2011 6:30 PM

Riccardo Ceccarelli is not a surgeon but F1 medic and fitness trainer for F1 drivers.

He worked with Toyota and now LRGP drivers.

Here is a description of what he was doing in Toyota:
www f1complete com/features/driver-features/2672-formula-one-drivers-fitness
(spaces instead of dots)


September 28, 2011 7:18 PM

cobalt. thanks. i was going by nifty's comment. however, it doesnt change my opinion. kubica has not yet driven a car of any sort (as far as i am aware) and until he does, nobody can say how he will be affected. boullier doesnt seem to have the same opinion as ceccarelli, hence he is lookng at two alternative drivers for next year. he wont contract to a driver whose future is uncertain


September 28, 2011 7:37 PM
Last Edited 1433 days ago

Richard, I agree, nobody knows if Robert will be as good as he was but Ceccarelli trained him for years so he is the best person to judge.

LRGP is not that good so I dont see any top drivers queing to sign for them. They may as well sign Kubica as there will be a good stand-by out of contract for 2012. There will not be enough seats for all: Hulkenberg, Barrichello, Sutil, Sena, Grosjean.

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