Mario Theissen claims BMW Sauber are prepared either way over whether or not Robert Kubica will return to the team for the upcoming United States Grand Prix, just days after he his miraculous escape from a horrific crash in Canada.

Although initial reports suggested that the Pole had suffered a broken leg when he clipped the back of Jarno Trulli's Toyota during the Canadian Grand Prix, torpedoed into the barrier at high-speed and been pitched into a series of barrel-rolls, Kubica emerged from hospital yesterday nursing nothing more than light concussion and a sprained ankle.

He also emerged with a desire to get straight back in the cockpit for the next round at Indianapolis, something BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen welcomed but would not confirm until Thursday when he is checked over by the Chief Medical Officer.

"It's great that he feels ready to race and is not experiencing any after-effects from the accident. The Chief Medical Officer will have the final say after Robert has been examined in Indianapolis on Thursday. We are prepared in case Robert will not be able to drive.

"But, of course, we are all hoping that he will line up in the car at the weekend. The ideal scenario for me would be for us all to put the accident behind us quickly with a good performance in the race."

Should Kubica not be able to take part over the weekend, BMW have two strong reserves in the shape of GP2 Series leader Timo Glock and World Series by Renault championship front runner Sebastian Vettel who would be able to step into a race position should the opportunity arise.

 

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