Members of the Formula 1 community have rallied – pun not intended! – in the wake of Robert Kubica’s serious accident while contesting the Ronde di Andora rally yesterday.
The Pole suffered serious injuries – multiple fractures and a partially-severed right hand – that have called into question his prospects for the 2011 championship season, and indeed his long-term future in the sport.
But many figures have taken to the social media platforms to offer their support and good wishes for a speedy recovery for the 26-year-old.
“All my Support to Robert Kubica! I am with you man!” wrote Toro Rosso driver Sébastien Buemi on his Twitter feed.
“I would like to ask you for your best wishes to Kubica,” Rubens Barrichello wrote. “He is being operated right now. We all like him and he deserves all the best.”
“Shocking news about Robert Kubica,” wrote Jenson Button. “I wish him a speedy recovery.”
“All thoughts on Kubica tonight,” wrote Heikki Kovalainen, who was a Renault F1 development protégé alongside Kubica. “He’s a great guy lets hope operations go well and he makes full recovery.”
Even Nick Heidfeld – one of the drivers who usually avoids writing on his Twitter feed if he can help it – logged in to write to his former BMW Sauber team-mate.
“Dear Robert, after the shocking news my thoughts are with you. Get well soon.”
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso, who is a good friend of Kubica’s, is rumoured to have travelled to the Italian hospital to speak to doctors and to try and visit the injured driver.
Pastor Maldonado has also confirmed his intention to pay Kubica a visit in hospital.
[Original image via LAT]