24 Nov 2011

Kubica to miss start of new F1 season

6:04 am on 24 November 2011

The Polish formula one driver Robert Kubica has conceded he'll miss the start of the 2012 Formula One season because he won't be fully recovered from a near-fatal rally accident in February.

Kubica's Renault team say they remain committed to his return, and they're already in contract talks for 2013.

But the 26-year-old's Formula One future remains in the balance after he spent two months in hospital immediately following the crash in Italy and missed all of this season.