Alonso says Kubica not crazy to drive rally
21 March, 2011
Mar.21 (GMM) Fernando Alonso has defended his friend Robert Kubica amid some claims the Pole was “crazy” to risk his F1 career for a minor rally outing.
Kubica is on a long road to recovery from horror limb injuries, with it currently uncertain if he will ever return to full power.
Alonso, however, told Welt am Sonntag newspaper that he is convinced.
“I am absolutely sure (Kubica will recover),” said the Spaniard, “and he will do everything to make it happen as quickly as possible.”
Alonso told Corriere della Sera: “I know he will want to do that, just as I would — I would do everything to get back into a race car again.”
The Ferrari driver said some commentators are wrong to say Kubica should not have split his F1 testing duties with a rally.
“A rally with an approved car, a helmet and a seat belt is not crazy,” insisted Alonso.