Thursday, February 10, 2011

Robert Kubica injury

Robert Kubica is a Formula Driver. He is pretty fast, coming in regularly in the top 10. He seems like a nice chap and is originally from Poland. I was a bit dismayed when I read that he had been in a serious crash whilst rallying in the off season for Formula 1.

Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton

There was teeth grinding and angry shouts from fans that no F1 drivers should be allowed to do this kind of dangerous work. My answer was that not only are they big enough to make their own decisions but but these drivers are some of the most competitive, fit, and lets be honest, arrogant, drivers alive today. Telling them not to do something driving  and competitive really isn't very clever.

Like Mark Webber last year, admitting that he actually had an injured shoulder through some races but didn't tell his team in case they got angry.

Robert's Nasty Crash Last Year - you can see a hose with liquid squirting out of it, and shockingly, Robert's feet being exposed to serious injury.
I just wanted to see how injured poor Robert was so I downloaded this video. I'm sharing it because its interesting to see the simulation - and there is definitely an 'oh my God!' moment in there too. Key thing to look out for? Large lump of metal in the form of a girder!

In the crash Robert suffered multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand.

We all wish him a speedy recovery.


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