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He nearly died and suffered a severed arm, now he's back on the grid

(CNN)Eight years on, Robert Kubica remembers every moment of the crash that ended the first chapter of his Formula 1 career.The noise of broken glass and screeching metal as he lost control driving a rally car on the eve of the 2011 F1 season and careered into a road-side barrier.A fight for his life diminished to a fight to keep his right hand and eventually a fight to get back to F1, something he gave up on some time ago only to now find himself back on the grid for Sunday's Australian Grand Prix 139 races after his last.But any suggestion to the Pole that even being on the grid, regardless of how competitive he might be, is a fairytale is swatted away."No, I just did what I had to do to achieve this," he told CNN at the final pre-season ...