Kubica set for track testing as next step back to F1
4 October, 2012
Oct.4 (GMM) Having contested three minor Italian rallies since returning to active competition recently, Robert Kubica has revealed that he is now eyeing on track action as part of his journey back into F1.
The Pole has not driven a single seater since his crash in the rally Andora in 2011, because the long-term injuries to his right arm still make full movement inside the cockpit impossible.
But Kubica, rated as one of the best F1 drivers through his BMW and Renault career until the end of 2010, has admitted he has targeted a return to F1-style circuit running in the near future.
“When I think about the future, I see myself 70 per cent on the track and 30 per cent in rallies,” he is quoted by Autosprint magazine.
The 27-year-old announced that he wants to contest a full-time motor racing series “of the highest possible level” in 2013, with a 2014 return to F1 the obvious next target.
But he insisted: “Talking about F1 now is very premature. I’m pretty much starting from scratch. Rallies are useful for the adrenaline and the tension, but the track requires more concentration.
“So I want to switch between the two. I am planning a series of tests on tracks,” Kubica revealed.
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