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Robert Kubica
01-12-2012, 01:54 PM
Post: #101
RE: Robert Kubica
(01-11-2012 03:24 PM)cozmoose Wrote:  
(01-11-2012 03:19 PM)chemics Wrote:  http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96958

There are unconfirmed reports that Kubica has fallen on ice and re-opened a fracture in his leg. It says it will add 3 weeks to his recovery, so it probably isn't a big deal in the scheme of things, but still another injury he could do without.

BBC twitter confirmed it.

i have no words to describe Robert's continued bad luck. Sad

As one comment I saw said, he just can't catch a break....oh!!
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01-12-2012, 02:04 PM
Post: #102
RE: Robert Kubica
I think it's safe to say that F1 career is over. Schumi and Lauda are the only drivers I know of who made good propper comebacks after their 'serious' injuries. I think Panis who broke both his legs never really came back, as he was scoring regular podiums before that accident in Canada, Felipe is kinda out of it really since his accident. Johnny herbert kinda still manage to forge somekind of an F1 career after his accident from which he still limps to this day.

I don't have much hope for Kubica, as he's been out for a year +, and he is out of competition and out of training. Even if he comes back to F1, I don't hold out much hope for him making any kind of a super comeback.

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01-12-2012, 03:02 PM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2012 03:02 PM by InterRaptor.)
Post: #103
RE: Robert Kubica
(01-12-2012 02:04 PM)Baumgartnerfan Wrote:  Schumi and Lauda are the only drivers I know of who made good propper comebacks after their 'serious' injuries.

I'd say Mika Hakkinen qualifies too.
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01-12-2012, 04:43 PM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2012 04:44 PM by drmarkf.)
Post: #104
RE: Robert Kubica
It's such a shame: he had immense skill, devotion to the task and apparently a genuine sportsman's mindset.
Hopefully he'll be able to return to have a decent motorsports career nevertherless, but I must say I've always thought an F1 return would be beyond him.
(01-12-2012 02:04 PM)Baumgartnerfan Wrote:  Schumi

OK it was a bad break, but hardly in the life-threatening class of Lauda and the Hakk!

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01-12-2012, 09:18 PM
Post: #105
RE: Robert Kubica
I agree with Hakkinen, and with Schumi... not as bad a crash as Hakkinen and Lauda, but I've seen drivers recover worse from less... Panis is an example.

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01-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Post: #106
RE: Robert Kubica
come on guys, he just opened a fracture, this can't possibly be what ends his F1 career. its described as a 3 week set back. even if its a 2 month setback its not this break that will stop him from driving F1

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01-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Post: #107
RE: Robert Kubica
(01-12-2012 10:00 PM)leadfoot Wrote:  come on guys, he just opened a fracture, this can't possibly be what ends his F1 career. its described as a 3 week set back. even if its a 2 month setback its not this break that will stop him from driving F1

That was my thought. It's not like he did some additional nerve damage somewhere. 3 weeks is really minor and it won't stop him having rehab on his hand/arm.

I think we safely write off most or all of 2012 for now.

I don't get why some of the comments about his career being over are based on the length of his time out of racing, Kimi has been out for longer and Schumi was as well. Robert's still young and if he makes a full recovery there should be no reason he shouldn't come back.
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01-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Post: #108
RE: Robert Kubica
(01-13-2012 10:02 AM)chemics Wrote:  
(01-12-2012 10:00 PM)leadfoot Wrote:  come on guys, he just opened a fracture, this can't possibly be what ends his F1 career. its described as a 3 week set back. even if its a 2 month setback its not this break that will stop him from driving F1

That was my thought. It's not like he did some additional nerve damage somewhere. 3 weeks is really minor and it won't stop him having rehab on his hand/arm.

I think we safely write off most or all of 2012 for now.

I don't get why some of the comments about his career being over are based on the length of his time out of racing, Kimi has been out for longer and Schumi was as well. Robert's still young and if he makes a full recovery there should be no reason he shouldn't come back.

maybe a blessing in disguise for Robert. he has now been forced to fully recover and train for this season, come later in the season he can start looking for a 2013 drive once hes able to prove himself capable. who knows what will happen to the others on the 2012 grid and what opportunities will present themself

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01-14-2012, 12:46 AM
Post: #109
RE: Robert Kubica
There is no obvious team front running team for him to come back to at the moment --- next year might be a little different
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06-06-2012, 10:28 AM
Post: #110
RE: Robert Kubica
http://www.crash.net/f1/news/180521/1/ku...mpaign=rss

Kubica has had elbow surgery to help with hand movement as he couldn't hold the wheel in left hand turns previously. There isn't a lot of detail other than the op was a success and he had part of his elbow replaced with a prosthesis. The op came after F1 sim testing, so I can only assume he still has every intent of returning if he can make the necessary recovery.
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06-07-2012, 03:47 AM
Post: #111
RE: Robert Kubica
Robert who?
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08-27-2012, 10:01 AM
Post: #112
RE: Robert Kubica
http://www.crash.net/f1/news/183291/1/ku...mpaign=rss

Looks like Kubica has been doing some testing in a Ford Fiesta WRC. Hopefully it's a sign that he might have a chance at being able to drive competitively in something again.
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08-27-2012, 11:06 AM
Post: #113
RE: Robert Kubica
i'd like to see kubica back in action, but wrc is a tight job market for a risky investment like him.
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08-27-2012, 02:00 PM
Post: #114
RE: Robert Kubica
(08-27-2012 11:06 AM)frankdouglason Wrote:  i'd like to see kubica back in action, but wrc is a tight job market for a risky investment like him.

I don't see him in a factory WRC car, but he may have sponsorship for a customer car. This may be just Ford doing him a courtesy and getting some free PR at the same time, even with no official announcement and his name kept quiet it easily got out to the press. I'd also imagine that if he is fit he could provide some useful feedback for tarmac testing.

If he does attempt WRC I think he'll definitely be paying his own way to start with. Although I'd imagine he should be able to raise some sponsorship as his name is still relatively high profile, probably even more so in Poland.

The WRC driver market could be quite interesting this year. VW still have 1 seat and Loeb is probably getting close to walking away. It will be interesting to see some new talent in works seats and the end of the Loeb dominance, even if it takes him retiring to stop it rather than someone better coming along.
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08-27-2012, 04:30 PM
Post: #115
RE: Robert Kubica
if loeb retires before getting beaten, it will devalue the championship for a few years.

but it would be nice to see some other drivers get a shot. there's been so little turn over at the top for the past 10 years, a lot of careers have been stunted.
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08-27-2012, 04:41 PM
Post: #116
RE: Robert Kubica
(08-27-2012 04:30 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  if loeb retires before getting beaten, it will devalue the championship for a few years.

but it would be nice to see some other drivers get a shot. there's been so little turn over at the top for the past 10 years, a lot of careers have been stunted.

I think Loeb will take title 10 this year and leave unbeaten, I heard his daughter has been pestering him to stop, which can't be easy. It's also a hell of a legacy to go out on. Plus he has his GT2 team set up ready for him to have a more serious go at that.

I agree it will devalue the title though, there is no way it can't. I guess in time it won't matter to the driver with their name on the trophy, but they would really need to win 2 or 3. I also have a nasty feeling Ogier is going to be too much for many of the existing drivers if the Polo is reliable and he has learnt to measure his pace.
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08-27-2012, 05:16 PM
Post: #117
RE: Robert Kubica
this year will be number 9, not 10.
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08-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Post: #118
RE: Robert Kubica
(08-27-2012 05:16 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  this year will be number 9, not 10.

My mistake, I must have been counting the JWRC title. Does his contract expire this year? I think he had a 2 year deal with the 1.6 Turbo cars.

I guess it doesn't matter if he has 9 or 10 titles, it's still a hell of a legacy, especially if he retires unbeaten.
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09-09-2012, 10:08 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2012 10:10 PM by Neonzapper.)
Post: #119
RE: Robert Kubica
[Image: 2vt5enk.jpg]

Around the 3:00 mark, he talks F1...




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09-09-2012, 11:32 PM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2012 11:33 PM by DesireeF1Weekly.)
Post: #120
RE: Robert Kubica
Look at the scars on his poor arm- poor Robert.
(09-09-2012 10:08 PM)Neonzapper Wrote:  [Image: 2vt5enk.jpg]

Around the 3:00 mark, he talks F1...




Is he speaking Italian? I'm sure it's like a 2nd language to him

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03-24-2013, 03:07 PM
Post: #121
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Blimey, that was close.

http://news.sky.com/story/1069164/lucky-...ally-crash

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03-24-2013, 03:12 PM
Post: #122
RE: Robert Kubica
people were so excited about his pace, i figured he'd crash. there's a certain amount of discretion necessary in rallying - no paved runoffs. though the truth of the matter is he probably would have been fine if he rolled down that hill.
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03-24-2013, 05:10 PM
Post: #123
RE: Robert Kubica
How many hints does he need???

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03-25-2013, 05:52 AM
Post: #124
RE: Robert Kubica
(03-24-2013 05:10 PM)Miguel Wrote:  How many hints does he need???

No kidding...
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03-25-2013, 09:40 AM (This post was last modified: 03-25-2013 09:44 AM by chemics.)
Post: #125
RE: Robert Kubica
(03-24-2013 03:12 PM)frankdouglason Wrote:  people were so excited about his pace, i figured he'd crash. there's a certain amount of discretion necessary in rallying - no paved runoffs. though the truth of the matter is he probably would have been fine if he rolled down that hill.

He'll learn that though, it's easier to teach a fast driver not to crash than a steady driver to go fast.

I think he could be just what Rallying needs right now.
(03-25-2013 05:52 AM)parrothead Wrote:  
(03-24-2013 05:10 PM)Miguel Wrote:  How many hints does he need???

No kidding...

Did nobody ever see any of Colin McRae's career?! Rally drivers have crashes all the time, try watching highlights of the WRC Finland event. His accident where he was injured was a freak crash with the barrier, it should have been no more than what happened in his crash this weekend.



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