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Old 09-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #76
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youre not the sharpest knife in the drawer


first he crashed in the shakedown, than he crashed again at SP9
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:23 PM   #77
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first he crashed in the shakedown, than he crashed again at SP9
Searched quickly for a crash and found nothing. Either way youre still a troll.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #78
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Kubica crashed again



He will never make it back into a F1 cockpit again
By what logic? Are you saying that a crash = no chance to drive in F1?

You do realize Kimi had a few wrecks in rally, and many drivers have crashed numerous times in F1 this year, yet they still get seats.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:05 PM   #79
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rumours are that hes driving single-handed.

Compare the physical fitness, and not the skills
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #80
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rumours are that hes driving single-handed.

Compare the physical fitness, and not the skills
Just a rumor, so I don't put any weight with it yet. And you posted a crash, using that as you're reasoning. It was not valid.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:55 AM   #81
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:46 AM   #82
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Just a rumor, so I don't put any weight with it yet. And you posted a crash, using that as you're reasoning. It was not valid.
He crashed, although I don't think he was airlifted to a hospital...still I'll put it in this thread since any news about Robert Kubica is considered post-crash rehab related.

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Robert Kubica emerged unscathed when he left the road and crashed into the trees during the San Martino di Castrozza Rally.

The Pole, who has been out of action since suffering severe injuries in a rally crash last February, made a successful return to motorsport earlier this month winning the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana Rally in Italy.

However, Kubica's second outing in his Subaru Impreza WRC did not go according to plan.

Contesting the San Martino di Castrozza Rally on Saturday, the 27-year-old lost control of the car and ran off the road, crashing into the trees.

Both Kubica and his navigator Jakub Gerber escaped injury but were not able to continue as the car was badly damaged.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #83
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It's been a long time since I've seen a photo of him smiling.

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Old 09-17-2012, 12:28 PM   #84
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He crashed, although I don't think he was airlifted to a hospital...still I'll put it in this thread since any news about Robert Kubica is considered post-crash rehab related.



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I was referring to the comment that he was driving with one hand being a rumor.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #85
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He will never make it back into a F1 cockpit again


I fail to see how the crash means he will never pilot an F1 car again.

Even at his peak, he proved a great F1 driver can still crash a rally car.

Remember? That's what got him into this mess.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #86
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why is it so hard to understand that his right arm and his right hand will never be full functional again?

and because of the Kimi comparison: Kimi has driven in the WRC, Robert in some redneck Rally class.

Its my opinion, and if youre thinking different, good for you, but calling me a troll because Im thinking different shows only your own stupidity.

Robert Kubica was a very talented race driver, but he will never participate in a Formula 1 race again.

Prove me wrong, than I will apologize.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #87
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why is it so hard to understand that his right arm and his right hand will never be full functional again?

and because of the Kimi comparison: Kimi has driven in the WRC, Robert in some redneck Rally class.

Its my opinion, and if youre thinking different, good for you, but calling me a troll because Im thinking different shows only your own stupidity.

Robert Kubica was a very talented race driver, but he will never participate in a Formula 1 race again.

Prove me wrong, than I will apologize.
Perhaps you're having touble reading.

If you feel he will not drive an F1 car again, fine.

Using this accident as proof of that is ridiculous logic.

He crashed a rally car before he was hurt (more than once), when he was at the top of his F1 game. The crash could have been a result of any number of mistakes, etc. unrelated to his previous injuries/arm mobility.

C/N: A crash in a rally is not an indication that he can't/won't drive an F1 car.


If anything, this shows Kubica has returned to form.



Logic, how does it work?

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Old 09-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #88
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i don't think he's saying that. i think he's saying that because of the injuries incurred in the rally he will never have the proper reaction time and control of an f1 car to be competitive again in f1.
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i dont think Kubica will be in F1 ever again and it is my opinion and therefore i shant back it up. it's conjecture on the internet just like everything else.
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i don't think he's saying that. i think he's saying that because of the injuries incurred in the rally he will never have the proper reaction time and control of an f1 car to be competitive again in f1.
Yes, but using a crash in rally as "proof" is laughable.
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I think if Kubica wants to race F1 he should never rally again. LOL!

I don't even see how it will help him prepare for F1, he needs to be in something with more g forces like a gocart or open wheel car. Maybe he's nowhere ready for that and knows it.
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why is it so hard to understand that his right arm and his right hand will never be full functional again?

and because of the Kimi comparison: Kimi has driven in the WRC, Robert in some redneck Rally class.

Its my opinion, and if youre thinking different, good for you, but calling me a troll because Im thinking different shows only your own stupidity.

Robert Kubica was a very talented race driver, but he will never participate in a Formula 1 race again.

Prove me wrong, than I will apologize.
No you are right. I was joking about the troll thing because I'm a Kubica fan should have added a

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I think if Kubica wants to race F1 he should never rally again. LOL!

I don't even see how it will help him prepare for F1, he needs to be in something with more g forces like a gocart or open wheel car. Maybe he's nowhere ready for that and knows it.
The painful truth. If he was smart he wouldn't rush it.

I think he will be in an F1 car again but yeah a race is questionable.

Are there any driver's in F1 history that have been hurt this badly or disabled slightly and been able to compete?
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Funny you should ask. From last week:

http://jalopnik.com/5942188/the-ten-...ers-of-the-day
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I believe F1 is more a mental race than anything else and Kubica is a winner and clearly capable in that regard. I say mental because any able bodied person can build the fitness if they aren't lazy. Sure you need the best car and team to win but what separates the best of the best is in the mind.

I'm not saying he can or cannot but if he can get his body to do what his mind asks he can be a top f1 driver with the right team.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:04 PM   #96
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Kubica praises ‘pure racing team’ Lotus

Robert Kubica has hit back at reports he should sit back rather than risk life and limb in a rally car. Lotus is doing so well because it is a “pure racing team”.


After a 19-month recuperation from horror injuries sustained during a minor Italian rally in early 2011, the Pole is finally back in action.

Despite not having the full mobility of his right arm, he won an Italian rally earlier this month, but then crashed the Subaru Impreza in a second outing last weekend.

He was not hurt, but some pundits – including a columnist for the influential Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport – are calling for the former BMW and Renault driver to call it a day.

“I was not driving dangerously,” Kubica insisted to Polish television Polsat.

“The road was just dirtier than usual. For now I’m going back to rehabilitation. My plans for the future will become apparent in due course.”

Polish sources say Kubica is planning more rally outings in the immediate future, with the company in charge of preparing Kubica’s Subaru saying Kubica has instructed the damaged car be fixed.

But Kubica admitted that his F1 aspirations are on hold for now.

“At the moment I have enough to drive a rally car, but not a single seater,” he is quoted by French television TF1.

Kubica is, however, refusing to close the chapter.

“I still have too many limitations to drive a car on a track,” he said in an interview with Italy’s Omnicorse.

“And I’m not talking about a formula one car, I mean any single seater.”

Asked whether he will overcome those limitations in time, he admitted: “I don’t know. It will take a little luck and not everything depends on me.

“It may sound bad, but hope dies last. And believing costs nothing. I still believe, but I am also realistic.

“The road I have ahead of me is still long, with much work to do.

“It’s not as if I would feel completely lost if I cannot return to F1.”

Kubica praises ‘pure racing team’ Lotus

Lotus is doing so well because it is a “pure racing team”.

That is the view of Robert Kubica, the Pole who surely would have been driving this year’s impressive black and gold E20.

But the 27-year-old was seriously injured in a pre-season crash prior to the 2011 championship, and he is only now getting back to some minor rallying action, albeit without the full mobility of his right arm.

Lotus chief Eric Boullier admitted recently that he no longer has any contact with Kubica, who raced for the team when it was still officially called Renault in 2010.

“I have contact with his management but nothing else,” said Boullier. “I’ve not been updated about his current state for a long time.”

Kubica, however, has admitted to admiring Lotus from afar in 2012.

“In my first year there it was Renault, but with the Genii Capital management,” he told Italy’s Omnicorse in an interview.

“I was left with a (works Renault) team that no longer existed. We started the season with the previous car and got some good results despite a significantly lower budget and a delay with the development of the car, because in the winter we didn’t even know if the team would be there.

“Now I think it is starting to pay off,” Kubica explained, “because already in 2010 you could see what the strengths of the team were.

“Lotus is a pure racing team, and today in F1 there are not many. If you look at the top teams, the major manufacturers, they are difficult to manage with so many people.

“Lotus is a team with just the racing passion. It’s a big advantage,” he insisted.

“Also they have a very good group of just a few people who are able to make very good single seaters. And this year you can see that,” added Kubica.

He admitted, however, that it is “strange” that Lotus has been unable to win a race so far with the very competitive E20.

“If Raikkonen could qualify higher on the grid, or Grosjean managed to keep up with Kimi during the race,” said Kubica, “they would win.”

So it’s a driver problem?

“No, I didn’t say that,” insisted Kubica.

But what about Romain Grosjean’s Monza ban? Did the rookie Frenchman deserve that?

“I don’t know,” said Kubica, “it’s not for me to judge, especially when I’m no longer part of that world.

“What I can say is that Grosjean, who is a guy I know well and is very smart, has wasted many opportunities this year.

“I’m surprised,” he added. “Probably he is suffering too much with the pressure.

“F1 is even more complex than it seems,” explained Kubica. “Believe me, it’s not easy to understand when you’re on the inside, let alone for those who are outside.”
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Robert Kubica's domination of the Rallye du Var came to an abrupt end when he crashed on the penultimate stage.



Although the incident left their Citroen C4 WRC on fire, both Kubica and co-driver Emanuele Inglesi escaped unhurt.

Prior to the accident, Kubica had been on course for a commanding victory in the toughest event of his comeback so far.

He had quickly pulled out a two-minute lead over former World Rally Championship and Intercontinental Rally Challenge frontrunner Freddy Loix's Peugeot 307.

When Loix retired on Saturday, Kubica's advantage grew to over five minutes back to his mostly Super 2000 opposition. He was 5m48s clear with two stages to go when he crashed.

Kubica's exit handed victory to Cedric Robert. Audi Le Mans driver Romain Dumas claimed second in a Porsche 996, with S2000 WRC champion Craig Breen recovering from early delays to claim third for the Sainteloc Peugeot squad that ran his IRC programme.
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explain domination:

you drive a Citroen C4 WRC, the rest drives Peugeot 207 S2000 and Porsche 996 GT3
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explain domination:

you drive a Citroen C4 WRC, the rest drives Peugeot 207 S2000 and Porsche 996 GT3
Ok, I know you have a hard on for this guy, but if you don't understand the difference between tarmac and gravel rallies, and how a 996 GT3 is no underdog compared to a WRC spec car on tarmac, then I think you'd be better off keeping your opinions to yourself.
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Robert Kubica will tackle this year's World Rally Championship WRC 2 category with Citroen.

After competing in a handful of national rallies last year, including two in a Citroen C4 WRC, the ex-Formula 1 driver has confirmed a full season with the French manufacturer for 2013.

He will drive a Citron DS3 RRC on the seven round WRC 2 championship, as well as a limited number of other European events.

The Pole’s 2013 programme will get underway at the Rally Islas Canarias – the third round of the FIA European Rally Championship – before he begins his campaign in the WRC 2 at April’s Rally de Portugal.

“I weighed up the different options before deciding on this programme,” confirmed the Krakow-born driver. “I kept in touch with Citron Racing and both sides were keen to continue working together. I’m really pleased now to be able to return to top-level racing.

"I can’t wait to start racing, but I haven’t set myself any specific target. I still have a lot to learn in rallying and to improve I will need to rack up the miles on the stages.”

Kubica has long had a passion for rallying, but his driving career was thrown into doubt in February 2011 when he was seriously injured in a crash on an Italian national rally that left him with limited use of his right hand.

Following special dispensation from the FIA, the Polish driver’s car will have a specifically designed gearbox with a paddle-shift installed to the left of the steering wheel.

Yves Matton, Citron Racing Team Principal thanked the FIA for enabling the change and said he was especially pleased to have Kubica as one of his drivers in 2013.

“Thanks to the support of his partners, we are in the process of putting together a racing programme that will enable him to improve in a car that offers similar handling to a World Rally Car,” said Matton. “Robert’s determination is an example to us all and we are proud to associate Citron Racing’s image with such a resolutely positive individual.”
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