Formula One team Renault has confirmed that Robert Kubica will miss at least the early part of the 2012 F1 season as he struggles to recover from serious injuries that he sustained in a rally crash in February.
Kubica suffered massive injuries to the right side of his body, almost severing his forearm as well as fractures to his leg and shoulder as a result of the near fatal accident. Although Renault had hoped that their number one driver would have made a full recovery to participate in the 2012 season, this is unfortunately not the case. Renault said he can walk freely and has regained movement in his elbow and hand, but will need more rehabilitation work to get himself up to the high levels of fitness required for F1.
Kubica has said that his recovery has been very encouraging and his doctors are continuously impressed with his progress but he also described this year’s events as “the most difficult period of my life.”