Kubica takes another step forward.

Posted: 11th May 2011 by admin in Formula 1
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Robert Kubica has taken “another step forward” in his recovery from career-threatening injuries, according to Renault team principal Eric Boullier.

The Pole underwent the first of several small operations to “remove the unavoidable adhesions that are affecting the functionality of his forearm and elbow muscles” on Tuesday and his recovery is “entering the second phase, which is heavy rehabilitation aimed to restore functionality”.

Team boss Boullier visited Kubica in Italy after the Turkish Grand Prix and only had positive news to share. Lotus Renault GP Pilot Robert Kubica recovery

“Robert has made another step forward in his rehabilitation process and doctors are pleasantly surprised by the way in which his condition is improving,” Boullier is quoted in the Renault website.

“Now, it is a matter of time and even if patience isn’t Robert’s first quality, he is fully aware that rehabilitation could be quite a long process.”

Despite spending nearly three months on the sidelines following his accident, the 26-year-old is being kept up-to-date with the ins and outs at the Enstone-based team.

“We spoke about the latest developments of the car and of the team, and he was also interested to hear more on the details of the R31, tyres and strategies,” Boullier added.

“Robert is still very much involved, keeping in touch with his engineers, and we have been keeping him informed of every important decision the team has taken. He may not be with us all of the time this year, but he’s very much a part of the Lotus Renault GP family.”

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