--
 
2015 SA Bike of Year: Finalists preview

Wheels24's DRIES VAN DER WALT previews finalists for the 2015 SA Bike of the Year competition. Vote for your favourite!

Get the latest F1 action!

From driver and team standings to live coverage of races, Wheels24 brings you the latest in F1 action.

Injured Kubica speaks on crash

2011-02-11 13:52

RECOVERING: Robert Kubica says he hopes to return to racing later in 2011.

Robert Kubica has given his first interview since suffering horrific injuries last Sunday in a rally crash.

La Gazzetta dello Sport's Pino Allievi spoke with Renault's Polish driver, as the 26-year-old vowed to "come back stronger than before".

"I don't remember anything about the accident, but these things make you stronger," said Kubica.  "I'm sorry to my mother."

Referring to his worst injury - his right hand that was almost severed by an armco barrier that penetrated his Skoda Fabia rally car - he revealed: "The fingers work, the arm as well. But only after working really hard will I know for sure."

'I'LL BE STRONGER...'

Veteran journalist Allievi said Kubica's face was relaxed as he spoke with determination about returning to F1.

"I'll be stronger as a driver, in the head.  I have to return this year.  My right arm feels better now than when I was hit by a drunk seven years ago," said Kubica.

He spoke about his passion for rallying.

"It's a tough workout, severe, for F1 it helps with concentration ... whether I'll still do it, we'll see.

"It was nice to see Briatore, an exceptional person. Then Alonso, Lopez, Petrov, Alesi, Liuzzi - beautiful, the track never lets you see the true face of the people."

NEXT ON WHEELS24X

Inside Wheels24

As it happened: 2015 Hungarian GP

As it happened: 2015 Hungarian GP

Ferrari continues to lead the grid as Mercedes falls behind. Get the latest F1 news, lap-by-lap analysis and fan reactions in our live coverage of the 2015 Hungarian GP.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.