• Feb 11, 2011
Speedy Recovery, Robert – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Formula One circus is in Jerez this weekend, testing the latest batch of racecars before the season kicks off next month in Bahrain. But something's missing. Someone actually, and that someone is Robert Kubica.

The Polish driver on the Lotus Renault GP team, as you may have heard, is recovering in the hospital from injuries substained in a rallying accident in Italy that had his car impaled by a roadside guardrail. At the Jerez test his team will be giving a number of drivers – including their own tester Bruno Senna and F1 veteran Nick Heidfeld – a shot at temporarily filling Kubica's seat, but they're not the only ones feeling his absence.

The majority of the teams on the grid have placed special messages of hope for Kubica's recovery somewhere on their cars. Some have placed them on the front wings, some on the sidepods or front keel, while others have placed them on the side of the rear wing. But the message is the same: "Szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia Robert", in his native Polish – speedy recovery, Robert. We've assembled a few close-ups of the messages on the Jerez test cars and placed them for your viewing pleasure in the gallery below, so click on to check 'em out. Thanks for the tip, Arek!



[Source: F1Fanatic]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Szybkiego powrotu do zdrowia Robert :-)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to see that the other teams support all formula 1 drivers. Get well soon Robert!
      • 3 Years Ago
      ... and how exactly you call F1 a "circus"?

      Sometimes you guys forget how tiny and insignificant you are ...
        • 3 Years Ago
        The term circus here refers to the excitement surrounding the event and not the fact that it's a joke. As previous poster said language barrier. Don't get upset by it, just a different use of words.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually it's very common for F1 to be referred to as a circus... I've been hearing & reading it all over the place for years.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Language barrier...
        • 3 Years Ago
        do you even read autoblog? when do they ever knock F1 unnecessarily. If they're calling F1 a circus as an insult they'll refer to NASCAR as... i have no clue but something much worse...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Go ahead guys, vote down ...

        F1 is not a circus because someone read it somewhere or because some wanna-be journalist decided to play a smart a$$ .. I also read that Aztec and Rendezvous are modern and futuristic cars with unique design, right!

        All comments after mine praise the sportsmanship and the class of the other teams in this "circus".

        F1 is not a circus and it can not be called that way... no matter how hard our glorious nation try to diminish the importance of this sport and its organization from technological point. Nor is it an easy thing to do as USF1, Honda and Toyota showed in the last couple of years ...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is really something nice. Shows the kind of support you don't see often on the F1.
      • 3 Years Ago

      Now that's comradeship among racers ! Salute.
      • 3 Years Ago
      very classy move from the F1 teams
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great gesture!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very best for Robert
      • 3 Years Ago
      Classy guys, best wishes to Robert.
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