I hope you are as stunned as me that Robert Kubica will next year find himself back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. Knowing a few rally obsessed journalists as I do, I have some understanding of the extent of the injuries – by no means restricted to a partially severed arm – he suffered in 2011 and the fact he has been able even to return to motorsport, let alone its top level, is testament to the human spirit. Or at least his human spirit. I think in the same circumstances I’d have been pleased still to be able to do the school run.
But is it the very greatest comeback in motor sport history? Possibly, but there are some others to consider, such as: