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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ferrari admits it wanted Kubica

Stefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari was targeting Robert Kubica for a future seat until his career-altering rally crash of 2011. It has been rumoured the Italian team wanted Pole Kubica, who is now a full-time rally driver after substantially recovering from near-fatal injuries, to be Fernando Alonso's teammate. Asked if the rumours were true, team boss Domenicali said: "Yes, we were keeping an eye on him. "Unfortunately, I don't think he will be back (in F1), because with his physical problem, he would struggle in […]

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pirelli eyes Kubica as next F1 test driver

Robert Kubica could step up his quest to return to Formula One by becoming official tyre supplier Pirelli's next test driver. The Italian marque's current main tester, Jaime Alguersuari, is tipped to return to the paddock with a competing team in 2013. Pole Kubica, regarded as one of F1's most talented contemporaries until his early-2011 rallying crash, recently returned to competitive action after a 19-month recuperation with a couple of minor Italian rally outings. The 27-year-old fared well, but Kubica has said he is unlikely […]

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

Kubica tests world rally Ford in France

Robert Kubica has tested a world rally car in France. Ford's technical director Christian Loriaux was quoted on Saturday by the French-language L'Avenir as saying works drivers Petter Solberg and Jari-Matti Latvala tested over four days at the asphalt Circuit des Ecuyers. Also in action was a "mystery driver who does not want to give publicity to this collaboration", Loriaux reportedly said. The mystery driver, according to Ford's Loriaux, is a "guy with some experience on asphalt, and I take off my hat to him: […]

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011

Grosjean expects to drive entire season with Lotus in 2012

Romain Grosjean is not being marketed by Lotus as the latest substitute for injured team regular Robert Kubica. Pole Kubica's contract runs out in less than three weeks and, if he returns to formula one, he is being more strongly linked with Ferrari. "The idea with Grosjean is to make him the number one (in Formula 1) in two or three years," team boss Eric Boullier, who has also signed up 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen for 2012 and beyond, is quoted in the French […]

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Senna hopes to keep Renault/Lotus seat for 2012

Bruno Senna has admitted he is hoping to be retained by Renault for 2012. The Brazilian stepped into the black and gold R31 earlier this season to replace Nick Heidfeld, who had been signed as injured regular Robert Kubica's initial substitute. Senna, 28, has had mixed form during his seven races so far in 2011, describing his season as "interesting" on Brazilian SporTV. "In terms of learning, it has been very difficult," he conceded on the sports programme Arena. "I started in the middle and […]

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011

Senna negotiating 2012 Renault deal

Bruno Senna's mother insists her son is in negotiations to stay with the Renault team, which is set to become Lotus for the 2012 season. Officially, the Brazilian as well as his current teammate Vitaly Petrov, Romain Grosjean and Robert Kubica are all in the running for the two race seats. But team boss Eric Boullier has hinted that Pole Kubica will not be ready to return early next season, while Petrov made an extraordinary rant in the Russian press this week that might have […]

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Renault edges towards signing Grosjean for 2012

Renault is edging towards signing Romain Grosjean to complete its 2012 driver lineup alongside Vitaly Petrov, according to reports. The Enstone based team has already announced that Swiss-born Frenchman Grosjean, the Genii-managed new GP2 champion, will drive in Friday morning practice in both Abu Dhabi and Brazil later this month. "I don't feel too much pressure going into this," said the 25-year-old, looking to get back into F1 next year after his abortive part-season debut in 2009. Clearly, however, the pressure is on, given that […]

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2011

Renault paid Kubica in 2011 says Lopez

Robert Kubica was paid by Renault in 2011, team owner Gerard Lopez has revealed. His comments to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport follow reports that the Enstone based team may be happier to choose between Vitaly Petrov, Bruno Senna and Romain Grosjean for next season's lineup. Genii's Lopez however said that with injured Pole Kubica nearing recovery from his horror rally crash injuries, it is wrong to suggest Renault prefers pay-drivers. "If Robert is on the market then of course we will take him," he […]

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Renault could snub Kubica and Petrov for 2012

Sep.15 (GMM) It is possible both Robert Kubica and Vitaly Petrov will not feature in next year's Renault team lineup.

That is the claim of the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, reporting that Bruno Senna and Romain Grosjean are in the running for...

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Boullier flags test in 2009 car for Kubica

Aug.27 (GMM) Eric Boullier has admitted it is unlikely Robert Kubica will be able to return to his Renault race cockpit this season.

Injured Pole Kubica is preparing to undergo a final operation in the next few days to restore mobility to his elbow.
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Posted on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Grosjean next in line for Kubica's seat - reports

Jul.23 (GMM) Romain Grosjean has emerged as the most likely candidate in the event Robert Kubica cannot return to Renault next year.

Injured Pole Kubica's current substitute Nick Heidfeld is pushing to keep his seat, but Frenchman Grosjean's manager ...

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Renault plans tests to precede Kubica return

Jul.20 (GMM) A return to formula one by Robert Kubica would be proceeded by a series of private track tests, according to F1news.ru.

The report quoted Renault team boss Eric Boullier as saying the tests could take place as soon as "the end of the sum...