Just weeks after he re-fractured his right leg, Robert Kubica is reportedly back behind the wheel of a road car.
According to a report in Italy’s Omnicorse, the Polish driver – who suffered potentially career-ending injuries in a rally accident almost a year ago – is now back behind the wheel of a Renault Megane, albeit with an automatic gearbox.
Just over two weeks ago, Kubica broke his right leg again when he slipped on icy paving near his home in Italy. He underwent surgery to set the break, and he can apparently now manage steps without the use of crutches.
Hastening his recovery are the five hours per day of physiotherapy he is undertaking. The report claimed that movement in his previously injured arm – his hand was almost amputated in the rally accident – is now almost “back to normal”.
The former Renault and BMW Sauber driver has recently been linked with a move to join Ferrari’s line-up, with suggestions indicating that he will get behind the wheel of an older-spec car at Fiorano for the Italian team to evaluate his fitness and comeback prospects.