Robert Kubica’s first question to doctors in the Sacre-Coeur hospital on Sunday was: “Can I race in Indianapolis next Sunday?”
Ronald Denis, head of trauma at the downtown hospital and also the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, confirmed to the Canwest News Service that the Polish driver stayed overnight with minor concussion and a sprained right ankle.
He will have some neurological tests on Monday.
“When I saw the crash on the screen I was very worried; I thought he was dead,” Denis admitted. “But when we got there, I was very happy to see he was talking.
“Under the circumstances he is doing very, very well.”
BMW-Sauber said on Monday that a decision about whether 22-year-old Kubica will be fit to race in America will be taken at the Indianapolis circuit on Thursday.