13 Jan 2012

Kubica wished well after a new setback

8:59 am on 13 January 2012

Robert Kubica's former Renault Formula One motor racing team has wished him a speedy recovery after the Pole, who missed all last season due to near-fatal injuries, slipped on ice and broke his leg in a further setback to his return to racing.

Lotus, the renamed Renault team, have signed 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen for 2012 along with French driver Romain Grosjean.

Kubica, who suffered leg and arm injuries in a rally accident in Italy last February, is now out of contract with the team and had been linked to Ferrari as a possible replacement in 2013 for Brazilian Felipe Massa.