Risk versus reward: Why Kubica went rallying

Risk versus reward: Why Kubica went rallying

In hindsight, it would be easy to say Robert Kubica shouldn't have been rallying on Sunday, thus avoiding the sort of injuries he sustained in his crash. But as Tony Dodgins debates, isn't living dangerously an integral part of a driver's DNA?

It will be some time before we know whether surgeons in Italy have won their battle to save the functionality of Robert Kubica's right hand and, hence, his career.

Fate can be cruel. Just three days before his catastrophic rallying accident in Italy, Kubica left Valencia with the fastest time of the first three days' 2011 Formula 1 testing. Those that know what they are looking at were impressed by the new Red Bull RB7, its traction especially, but the new Renault R31 looked close. It's early days, but far better to come home quickest rather than slowest.

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