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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Robert Kubica’s Long F1 Goodbye

Here on Bleacher Report and on other F1 fan sites, Robert Kubica has an almost mythical status. He is often portrayed as the king across the water, and it is somehow implied that when he returns all will be right with the world; the blind will see, the lame will walk, and—most miraculous of all—Lotus-Renault might win races.Dream on, Kubica fans, but the cold light of day can often make dreams seem pathetic.In February, 2011, Kubica was driving to the start of the Ronde di Andora rally when his Skoda-based car left the road and struck a crash barrier. Part of the barrier penetrated the car's cockpit, as shown in the photo, and whilst his co-driver Jakub Gerber escaped unharmed, Kubica was severely injured.Looking at the photo, w...

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