FIA President Jean Todt has paid his first visit to Robert Kubica, as the Renault driver gears up for a lengthy rehabilitation after his rallying accident earlier in the month.

Robert Kubica Reports from the Genoa-based Il Vostro Giornale and Italian news agency ANSA reports that the Frenchman visited the Santa Corona Hospital, accompanied by other FIA officials.

After his visit, the Frenchman left the hospital without making any comment to the waiting press.

And reports continue to flow through the the 26-year-old is continuing to make solid progress, now having been transferred from intensive care, and he is now in the hospital’s spinal rehabilitation unit, which is guarded by security officers.

“Robert is continuing here on the basis of the plan established by the medical staff,” reports his manager, Daniele Morelli.

“His medical and psychological conditions are good, certainly we will stay here for a few weeks more and then evaluate the next steps based on his clinical condition,” he continued, while also adding that Todt’s visit was more of a “personal” nature, rather than in an official FIA capacity.

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