07 February, 2011

Rally driver loses (part of) hand in race crash:

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Bad rally accident over the weekend
"Drivers are always 
  very special patients.
  They heal much faster than 'normal' patients"
  - Kubica's doctor: 
    Igor Rossello

 Formula One driver Robert Kubica's career is under threat after his right hand was partially severed in a high speed rally crash in Italy on Sunday. The Pole underwent seven-hours of emergency surgery to try to save his hand. He also suffered severed fractures to his right arm and leg.
Robert Kubica:  happy to be alive today
Far away from the glamour of the Formula One circus, Kubica was driving a now destroyed rally car in a relatively minor event in Italy when he crashed. He lost control and hit a metal barrier before being helicoptered to hospital. Kubica has been involved in a number of near death crashes in the past. Last week he tested the Lotus Renault's team new car for the 2011 F1 season and was fastest in the first week of pre-season training. Many predict that this year Kubica would challenge for the Formula One Driver's Title. For now it is unknown if or when Kubica will return to the Formula One circuit.
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