The doctor overseeing Robert Kubica's recuperation following his horror rally smash at the start of the year, has confirmed he will no longer look after the Pole.
It is not known precisely why this is the case, although encouragingly, Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli remains convinced the 27-year-old will be able to return to F1 racing in 2012.
"Robert and I have different views on how to pursue the next steps in his rehabilitation and he will now follow the instructions of another physician," Ceccarelli told Italy's Gazzetta dello Sport
"I have no doubt that Kubica will drive again in 2012, but he needs time. Nature must take its course, but his moment will come."
If Kubica does get to race next season, it remains to be seen where he will pop up. Indeed Lotus Renault GP team boss Eric Boullier conceded recently that he is not sure 'if there will be a future between Lotus Renault and Robert' given the squad has committed now to run Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean in F1 2012 [see separate story - click here
Kubica has, however, been linked to a number of teams, including Ferrari, if Felipe Massa again underperforms.