8 Feb 2011

Renault boss more upbeat on star driver's recovery

6:08 am on 8 February 2011

Renault boss Eric Boullier is predicting his star driver Robert Kubica could recover much quicker than doctors first feared, after his high-speed crash.

The 26-year-old Pole was operated on for seven hours after he sustained multiple fractures to his right leg and arm after hitting a church wall in Italy on Sunday but may still require further surgery.

On Sunday, doctors were worried about the functionality of Kubica's right hand and predicted he could take a year to recover.

Renault team boss Boullier is more optimist, but still says the Pole is likely to be out for at least a couple of months