Australia

Last Race: 15th Mar Australia

Australian GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Sebastian Vettel
Australia

Next Race: 29th Mar Malaysia

Kubica still not ready for F1 return

2013-01-24 14:25:00

 RSS

Share:

Kubica still not ready for F1 return

Robert Kubica will take another major step in his attempt to return to top-level motorsport, but an F1 comeback is still a long way off.


Mercedes-Benz Motorsport boss Toto Wolff has revealed the Pole, a former BMW-Sauber and Renault driver, will test a Mercedes DTM touring car in Valencia this week.

Kubica has taken part in several rally races in recent months, but he will take a step up when he gets behind the wheel of the HWA team's DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coup.

"We all obviously like Robert, he's a very special chap and what we want to do with Mercedes-Benz is give him a chance doing a proper test in a proper race car and seeing how he goes on and how he feels," Wolff said.

"This is what we will be doing in the next days and I'm very glad that he's able to do that. He's very much looking forward to it and he's very excited. Let's see how it goes."

Kubica suffered horrific injuries to his right arm during a 2011 rally accident and has recently admitted he still has difficulties moving his arm.

Asked if he could turn out for Mercedes in F1 if the test is successful, Wolff replied: "If the DTM test goes well and we see that he is doing well in a proper race car with downforce, I think there are still some physical constraints to drive a monocoque (single seater) chassis with his elbow and arm.

"I think we all would love to see Robert doing well in a Formula One car in the future but that is definitely too early at this stage."

Kimi Raikkonen signs his way in

Editor's Picks

Only Tifosi Understand...

Only Tifosi Understand...

It's not easy being a fan of the oldest and most successful F1 team but here's a guide to help those who don't understand you...

This Week In F1 History

This Week In F1 History

Nigel Mansell, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button, Nelson Piquet and Juan Pablo Montoya all made history...

Winners & Losers: Australia

Winners & Losers: Australia

It only took one grand prix for Sauber rookie Felipe Nasr to bag his first points and his first Star of the Race...

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

German GP Is Bernie's Failure

Andrew Davies asks, has Bernie's failure to secure a German GP deal brought the sport into disrepute?

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...