Kubica could be set for DTM switch with Audi

Date published: September 16 2019

Robert Kubica leaving Williams at the end of 2019.

Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass has held talks with Robert Kubica’s management about a switch to DTM.

Kubica has lagged well behind Williams team-mate George Russell for the majority of 2019, and though he is still in contention for a 2020 drive with the team, Kubica has been looking at opportunities outside of Formula 1.

The Polish driver did a DTM test with Mercedes in 2013 which at the time put him in contention for a drive with the team, and Autosport report that Audi held informal discussions with Kubica’s management team as DTM headed for the Nurburgring.

When quizzed by Autosport on the rumours, Gass said: “[Kubica is an] Interesting driver for sure, for the DTM in general.

“It’s a bit early to comment too much into details of the driver situation for our factory drivers.

“But, if I look back, I think one of the differences [in Audi winning the manufacturers’ title this year] was that we had a very strong and balanced line-up.

“Every driver has been able to go on the podium or score big points, so it’s not easy to not continue without one of them at the end of the day.”

Gass admitted that he hadn’t held talks with Kubica himself, only his management.

“I personally have not spoken to Kubica, but I have spoken to his management.

“You start to see that the interest in the DTM is increasing, even in the categories that are supposed to be above the DTM, and I think this itself is a very good sign.”

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