Robert Kubica's fifth and final operation to expedite his path to recovery has been described as a 'total success', by the surgeons that operated on the Pole.

The procedure took place today in Italy, while his rivals were busy competing in the F1 2011 Belgian Grand Prix, and was aimed at recovering the full mobility of the 26-year-old's right elbow.

A statement put out by Lotus Renault this evening explained that surgeons are 'happy to report that they have been able to complete 100 percent of their task and did not encounter any complications'. Indeed the surgeons said the outcome of the operation was, as mentioned, a 'total success'.

"On waking up, it was immediately clear Robert was in good spirits. Why? Well, as soon as he opened his eyes, he asked for the results of today's race!" added a statement from the Enstone-based operation.

Kubica will now rest in hospital for a few days before resuming his rehabilitation and training programme.

Meanwhile, speaking earlier in the weekend, Lotus Renault team principal Eric Boullier had openly admitted that Kubica remains his number one choice to lead the squad in 2012, providing the Pole can fully recover from the injuries he sustained in a rally accident prior to the start of the 2011 campaign [see separate story - click here].


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