Here’s some good news for Formula 1 fans – Robert Kubica has been discharged from Santa Corona, the Italian hospital where he has been since February, after injuring himself badly in a rally crash.

“Robert Kubica is no longer at Santa Corona Hospital in Pietra Ligure. His condition is good and the driver will be able to begin a new rehabilitation phase outside the hospital. He will carry on being monitored by the Santa Corona doctors who had him in their care through scheduled appointments,” a statement read.

While it’s a step in the right direction, Kubica’s doctor, Dr Riccardo Ceccarelli, has warned that it’s too early to say whether or not the 26-year-old Lotus Renault GP driver will be able to return to racing.

“We’ll understand six months after the accident: we need to wait for nature to run its course even though, knowing Robert, we are confident in his recovery strength. Rebuilding the nerves in the hand is the longest process, so it’s difficult to understand in the first four months what the recovery will be like. He has good sensitivity, but not in every spot. The hand is there, and should regain good functionality,” the good doctor told Gazzetta dello Sport.

For now, the Pole heads to his Monaco home for some rest, before moving to Dr Ceccarelli’s facilities in Italy where he will undergo a “deep rehabilitation programme”. Here’s a quote from the man himself: “Things are definitely improving day by day.”