Kubica ‘realistic’ about F1 return

Date published: August 4 2017

Robert Kubica insists he is remaining realistic about the possibility of returning to Formula 1 racing following his Hungarian test.

The 32-year-old impressed as he finished fourth fastest at the Hungaroring on Wednesday, his first official test since almost losing his right arm in a rally crash in 2011.

“Everything can happen in the future, but we have to be realistic, nothing will be easy,” said Kubica.

“One thing is sure, if it [a full-time return] doesn’t happen, I will not be disappointed, because I am looking at this chance, this situation, very, very realistically.

“I appreciate Renault and what they did; when we met for the first time I don’t think anybody was thinking to let me drive at the Hungaroring official day, but it happened.

“It shows the last two-and-a-half months were quite important, not only for myself.

“There is a lot to go, but it is far, far ahead, so I would like to enjoy the moment.”

Kubica added that he will happily get back into the cockpit if offered another opportunity.

“If I get the chance to jump again in the car I will find it much easier, more familiar,” he said.

“For a driver the best feeling you can have is when everything comes so easily that you don’t think about it, but when everything is new you have to think about it and concentrate on things.

“I am honest, the last thing I wanted to do was to go off or crash the car.”