23 Apr 2011

Kubica expects to leave hospital in the next 10 days

5:32 am on 23 April 2011

The injured Renault Formula One driver Robert Kubica expects to leave the Italian hospital where he's been recovering from serious injuries within the next 10 days.

Kubica suffered a partially severed right hand and fractures in his right leg and arm when he crashed during a rally in Italy in February and has spent the past 10 weeks in hospital.

The 26-year-old says he's beginning to feel much better and his strength and weight is increasing.