Kubica 'cannot pick up a glass to drink' - Alguersuari
(GMM) Jaime Alguersuari has revealed he has heard bad news about Robert Kubica's condition.
|Kubica's racing return may be in doubt now|
With official news about the injured Pole scarce, one of his friends said last week Kubica is close to returning to a normal life, raising hopes he might soon be back in formula one.
But former Toro Rosso driver Alguersuari has heard something very different.
"I think Robert is and was a fantastic driver, fast and complete. I am sure that he could have been a world champion without a doubt," he said this week when he was revealed as a co-commentator for British radio in 2012.
"At the moment the latest information I have about him is not very good," the Spaniard admitted. "He cannot drink using his hand -- I mean he cannot take a glass and drink, so it doesn't look too good."
Kubica, formerly with BMW and Renault, crashed during a minor Italian rally early last year, forcing a metal barrier through the car.
Alguersuari revealed that Kubica's co-driver, Jakub Gerber, initially saw such horrific injuries that he "thought he (Kubica) was dead".
More than a year on, "I think his injury is worse than expected," the 21-year-old continued.
"Of course I would like him to come back, because without a doubt he deserves to be in F1."