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Ferrari wanted to sign up Robert Kubica – Domenicali

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Kubica will drive world rally championships in 2013Ferrari team Principal Stefano Domenicali says that, they were keeping an eye on Kubica previous to the rally accident, but the current situation he believes that the Polish won’t come back to Formula 1.

Kubica presently leads the WRC2 standings and will step up to the WRC at next month’s Wales Rally GB.

“We were keeping an eye on him,” Domenicali said in an interview on Ferrari’s official website.

“Unfortunately, I don’t think he will be back, because with his physical problem, he would struggle in certain limited situations which require reactivity. It’s a shame.”

Even though Domenicali stressed that Ferrari had to give Felipe Massa the opportunity to prove himself after the serious accident he suffered at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.

“From a medical point of view, there is no proof that the accident left any permanent damage, such as problems with his sight or reflexes,” Domenicali added.

“And then there’s the gentility which would demand that we give a driver who hasn’t had much luck, the chance to show he deserves to stay with us.

“If Felipe was unable to deliver the performance we hoped for, it was mainly down to a hyper-sensitivity to a car that was too nervous at the rear, but in 2008, he almost took the title and I consider him as a world champion.”

So why have they dropped him then and gone with Kimi Räikkönen for 2014?

“[In the end] we took Räikkönen [back] because we wanted more. When we replaced him with Alonso, he was not happy and so he returns with a great desire to do well,” Domenicali completed.

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