Kubica 'close to leading a normal life'

By on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Robert Kubica © Lotus Renault GP

A close friend of Robert Kubica has told BBC Sport that the Pole is close to leading a normal life again, following his horrific rally accident in February last year.

Kubica suffered serious injury when he crashed in an Italian rally and his Skoda Fabia was speared by a roadside barrier.

The source, who wished to remain nameless, told BBC Sport that 'Robert is close to leading a normal life. He drives his road car and goes out by himself. He is still building up the strength in his (injured) right arm.'

While it was hoped Kubica might have made a return last year, his friend is quoted as saying 'it will be June or July before it can be determined if he is fit enough to test a F1 car'.

Kubica is now a free agent following his departure from Lotus at the end of 2011. He has been heavily linked to Ferrari throughout his absence from the sport and is still one of the favourites to replace Felipe Massa, should the Brazilian's services no longer be required at Maranello.

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