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Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Kubica enjoys official F1 return

Renault Sport Formula One Team concluded the Hungary in-season test with Robert Kubica making a return to his first official Formula 1 test session in over six years. To a backdrop of enthusiastic chanting from his loyal fans, Kubica completed 142 laps (equivalent to over two Grands Prix) following a programme of various aero and tyre assessments. Kubica's best lap of 1:18.572 was his fastest-ever time around the Hungaroring, the same circuit where he made his Formula 1 Grand Prix debut almost eleven years ago. […]

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kubica will challenge for wins in WRC - Wilson

M-Sport team boss Malcolm Wilson believes that former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica can compete for wins at asphalt rallies later in the year. Kubica is competing in the World Rally Championship this season for M-Sport, having claimed the WRC2 title in 2013. Kubica impressed at the season opening Monte Carlo Rally, despite crashing out of the event. Driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, Kubica won the first two stages on Thursday, which provided him with a 36.8s lead over his nearest competitor. He slipped […]

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 Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kubica admits multiple days in Mercedes simulator

Robert Kubica has revealed he has tested multiple times at the wheel of Mercedes' Formula One driver simulator at Brackley. It emerged several months ago that the Pole, who since his horror rally crash and injuries in early 2011 has returned full-time to world rally's second-tier series, has also been keeping his F1 skills up to date in conjunction with Mercedes' development programme. "But I will not tell you how many times I've been there or how many laps I did," Kubica said in May. […]

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Kubica insists no plans for F1 test return

Robert Kubica insists he is not pushing for a Formula One track test, even though he is 80 per cent ready to return to the pinnacle of motor sport. The former BMW and Renault driver admitted to Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport that he sorely misses F1. "You do everything to get there and to stay there, then from one day to the next, for reasons that we know, you lose the ability to be there," said the Pole. "So it's logical that I miss […]

Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kubica 'faster than Raikkonen' says Loeb

Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. In 2010 and 2011, Finn Raikkonen tried his hand at world rallying, and now former BMW and Renault driver Kubica - still recovering from his 2011 rally crash - is driving for Citroen in the second-tier world rally series. "Robert's potential to reach the top is very good," Frenchman Loeb told Finland's Turun Sanomat newspaper. "He is fast, he does need more experience but I think […]

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013

Mercedes would offer Kubica F1 test

Mercedes says it would be willing to give Robert Kubica a Formula One test. The German marque this week declined to comment on reports the Pole has been driving at the wheel of Mercedes' sophisticated F1 simulator at Brackley. But Kubica, 28, did confirm the reports, prompting shareholder and chairman Toto Wolff to admit on Friday that the former BMW and Renault driver is "helping" Mercedes. "If there's any chance of getting him back in a DTM touring car or F1 cockpit, we'd love to […]

Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kubica finishes sixth in Azores, confirms F1 simulator use

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica claimed sixth place on his second gravel outing for Citroen. The Pole had led the event during the early stages but backed off when heavy fog hit the Portuguese stages. Kubica had slipped to sixth place when he suffered a double roll in his Citroen DS3. The incident dropped him to ninth, but he recovered to finish sixth in the round of the European Rally Championship. Kubica also confirmed that he has been using Mercedes's Formula 1 simulator at […]

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kubica testing in Mercedes' F1 simulator

Robert Kubica has been conducting secret Formula One tests at the wheel of Mercedes' sophisticated driver simulator, German newspaper Bild reports. The Pole tested the German marque's DTM car over the winter, but ultimately signed up with Citroen for the second-tier world rally championship in 2014 as he continues his return to full speed in the wake of his near-fatal crash two years ago. But 28-year-old Kubica, who raced for BMW and Renault in F1 until the end of 2010, has never hidden that - […]

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013

F1 return 'might not happen' admits Kubica

Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to Formula One. After his new foray in the second-tier world rally championship was announced recently, the former BMW and Renault driver said he saw "tiny lights in the tunnel" that he might be able to resume his F1 career at some point in the future. But the 28-year-old Pole, badly injured in a pre-2011 season rallying crash, has now told the Sun: "Of course I would like to come back in F1, but I know that […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kubica to contest second-tier WRC in 2013

Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013. The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of Formula One and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old's recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year. "I weighed up the different options before deciding on this programme," said Kubica after Citroen announced […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kubica still intent on F1 return

Robert Kubica insists he is not finished with Formula One, despite a two year absence from the sport. The Pole suffered major injuries in a rallying accident in February 2011. Speaking to F1 Racing magazine, Kubica believes he can one day return to an F1 cockpit. "I still believe I can come back," he said. "It's not just a dream. Right now I have limitations with driving single-seaters, but they are less than they look from the outside". Kubica will take part in a DTM test in […]