Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Robert Kubica released from Hospital.

Montreal (CAN), 11th June 2007. Less than 24 hours after his high speed accident in the Canadian Grand Prix BMW Sauber F1 Team driver Robert Kubica has been released from hospital in Montreal. The Polish driver was given the all clear to leave by the local doctors and drove himself away from the hospital in a BMW X5.

In the crash he suffered light concussion and a sprained right ankle but when he left the hospital at noon today (Monday) he was showing few signs of what he had been through and commented: "I have no pain and feel well.

I want to thank everyone for the medical attention I received and for all the good wishes. Mario Theissen and other team members came to visit me and also thanks to Jarno Trulli who came as well. I am happy that I have been able to leave the hospital so quickly and will now prepare for the race in Indianapolis."

Kubica underwent intensive CT-scans and other checks in the Hospital du Sacre Coeur in Montreal.

Before being given the green light to race in Indianapolis Kubica will have to undergo further medical checks by the FIA Medical Delegate at the track on Thursday. This is standard procedure following such accidents. According to the regulations the BMW Sauber F1 Team has to announce its driver line-up for the weekend until Thursday 16:00 hrs.

The accident on lap 27 of the race happened just after turn 9 when the 22-year old collided with the car of Jarno Trulli, and there was no technical failure on the car.

News and photo used with permission from BMW.

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