Robert Kubica says he hopes to be out of hospital within the next ten days.
The Polish driver has been in hospital for over two months following his rally crash at the start of February.
Kubica told Renault’s website: “I am starting to feel a lot better now. My recovery is moving in the right direction: my strength and weight are increasing day on day and as a result I will leave the Santa Corona hospital very soon.
“The mobility of my hand is limited but this is pretty normal in this kind of situation, because the connected arm muscles are still very weak due to the long period of immobility. Things are definitely improving day by day.
“As soon as I leave hospital, I’ll head to my home in Monaco for a short period of rest. Then I’ll move to Dr. [Riccardo] Ceccarelli’s facilities in Italy where I will start a deep rehabilitation program and a preliminary soft training programme.
“The two programmes will gradually cross over based on the speed of my recovery.”
Kubica thanked his supporters who he said had helped his recovery: “I must admit that it’s been overwhelming and, yes, it’s helped me a lot.
“I really didn’t realise that quite this many fans were supporting me. I’m very flattered and I promise them that, when I’m back, I’ll give them my absolute best.”
Robert Kubica rally crash
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