JPII linked to F1 driver's "miraculous survival"
Robert Kubica, whose car was totally destroyed in a 230km per hour crash at the Canadian Grand Prix, may have enjoyed a "miraculous" escape owing to the intervention of John Paul II whose name emblazons the Formula 1 driver's helmet, Polish papers claim.
According to EUX TV, Poland's PAP news agency says that Kubica, who emerged unhurt from the spectacular crash on 10 June, may be called by the Vatican to testify to alleged miracles performed by the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II.
Kubica always races in a helmet emblazoned with the late pope's name and was wearing just such a helmet when his car spun out of control and crashed at the Canadian Grand Prix on 10 June. Few onlookers thought he had survived.
According to PAP, the story of Kubica's "miraculous survival" is likely to feature in an upcoming issue of the Vatican's Totus Tuus monthly magazine devoted to the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II.
The PAP also quotes anonymous Vatican sources saying Kubica's testimony could be included as part of the information attesting to the alleged miracles performed by the late Pope John Paul II.
But race car experts say special cockpit technology called "the Hans system" enabled the BMW-Sauber driver to escape with his life from the spectacular 230km per hour crash in Montreal.
Although the car was a complete wreck, Kubica, 22, suffered only slight concussion and a sprained ankle.
Report: Vatican wonders - did late Pope John Paul II save Kubica? (EUX TV, 28/6/07)
LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Robert Kubica (Wikipedia)
Why Kubica survived (Youtube)
Pope John Paul II (Vatican website)
Pope John Paul II (Wikipedia)
Ferrari to make Pope a car (CathNews, 14/10/04)
29 Jun 2007