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Kubica undergoes operation after rally accident

ESPNF1 Staff
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Robert Kubica was flown to hospital by helicopter following a serious crash during a rally event in Italy on Sunday morning. After his condition was stabilised, it is believed he underwent an operation on his left hand during the afternoon.

Renault confirmed he had "multiple fractures to his right arm, leg and hand".

Kubica was driving a Skoda Fabia in the Super2000 category of the Rally Ronde di Andora when his car left the road at high speed and crashed into a wall. His co-driver, Jacub Gerber, emerged from the wreck unhurt but Kubica remained inside.

"All we know is that Robert's life is not in danger," German news agency SID quoted a doctor as saying. "However, he has very severe injuries to his left hand and left leg, but we don't know anything more about it."

Kubica is a rally enthusiast who has entered several competitions in the past and even mentioned the possibility of making it his career post-Formula One. It is believed his Renault contract includes a clause specifically allowing him to take part in these events.