When the australian Grand Prix next month slider the Formula-1 season in time, will Polish Robert Kubica probably have a little extra butterflies in the stomach.
the Start of the new season will also mark the end of a long, hard, and, not least, the miraculous journey of the star.
During a rally race in Italy in 2011, he drove wrong at high speed and was close to losing his life.
Formula 1 - 6. feb. 2011 - at. 13:38 Formula 1 star seriously injured
In an interview with The Sun speaks Kubica now out of the accident and the road back to the world's premiere motorsport.
- There were many dark moments.
- But it really made a difference was when I accepted what had happened.
- You have to start all over again. Things may not be as they were before. You have to build on top of it, there is back, he says.
The first time after the accident there was not much to suggest that Robert Kubica would get to sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racer again.
But with an iron will and hard work, as well as more than 20 operations in total, he could already after six months driving the car again and thus begin the journey back to the racetrack.
- When you consider that I could not go the first three months, and that I sat in the wheelchair the next two, so I came right out quickly to run again.
- I might well have dropped the dream of Formula-1. But as I got closer and closer to the track again, I could feel I really had the urge to make a comeback, he says.
Although Robert Kubica feel ready for the song contest in Australia, so has the accident yet taken its toll on the 34-year-old pole. And it is not only the physical injury that can be felt.
- Before, I was like a machine.
the Accident has changed me a lot. I'm far more sensitive and sensitive today.
- You have to learn to control the emotions. I'm not afraid of them, I just hope that they have a positive influence on me, he says.
7. december 1984 (33 years) in Krakow, Poland
BMW Sauber (2006-2009) and Renault (2010)
the First pole in Formula 1 and is considered one of his generation's most talented drivers. Drove for Renault and had a pre-existing contract with Ferrari, as a rallyulykke almost cost him his life.