Connect with us

2015 F1

Kubica: F1 remains beyond my reach at present

Published

on

Kubica F1 remains beyond my reach at present
Robert Kubica has admitted that racing in formula one remains “beyond my reach” at present. The now 30-year-old Pole has been conspicuously absent from the grid since 2011, when in the pre-season he had an horror accident whilst contesting a rally.

Today, he is a World Rally driver but to date has been unable to return to formula one due to the long-term injuries sustained to his arm.

“Hope never dies!” Kubica said in an interview with Poland’s Sokolim Okiem.

“But you have to be realistic.”

Kubica has said that while he would be able to drive a F1 car on “some circuits”, his movement limitations means the full calendar is out of the question for now.

“If someone told me “Robert, at the beginning of the next season you will race at Monza’, then I can lose 10 kilograms, which unfortunately I gained … and I would race,” he said.

But he said he is not seeking an opportunity like that.

“After the accident I found myself in a situation in which I needed new goals,” Kubica explained.

“New ones because I know that I am not able to achieve my previous goals and the new ones have to replace the goals which for now are unfortunately beyond my reach.”

He says he rarely watches F1 these days, admitting the pinnacle of motor sport is “less attractive” now because the cars are slower.

“I think that formula one is a bit less attractive – but I don’t say that it is not attractive at all – because it is slower now,” said Kubica.

“The opening laps are slower by about eight seconds. I think that in 2008, in the same race with the same number of laps, total race time was shorter by some eight minutes.

“In those times when you did three days of testing, towards the end you were really exhausted, it was enough to slow down by three tenths per lap to get some relief,” he added. (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F15 hours ago

Max made brilliant P2, what a drive from P18 – Red Bull

Max Verstappen took a remarkable drive to second from 18th place on the grid at the United States Grand Prix,...

2018 F15 hours ago

Magnussen facing disqualification from US Grand Prix

Kevin Magnussen is facing disqualification from United States Grand Prix after it was detected that the Haas speedy exceeded the...

2018 F16 hours ago

Raikkonen troll Hamilton after US Grand Prix win?

Race winner Kimi Raikkonen and second podium finisher Max Verstappen, both asked Lewis Hamilton whether he had still become the...

2018 F17 hours ago

Raikkonen wins his first race in 2044 days by claiming US GP

Ferrari speedy Kimi Raikkonen wins US Grand Prix. Its ends his 113-race wait for a top podium. Lewis Hamilton finish...

2018 F113 hours ago

How can Lewis Hamilton win the fifth F1 title at the US Grand Prix

Mercedes speedy Lewis Hamilton took a big step near to sealing his fifth F1 world title after securing his Mercedes...

2018 F114 hours ago

Verstappen quiet over female-only series

Max Verstappen is keeping his mouth shut about the new female-only open wheeler category. When the ‘W Series’ concept was...

2018 F116 hours ago

The Grid: Starting line-up for 2018 US Grand Prix

Defending world champion, Lewis Hamilton secures the pole position at the U.S. Grand Prix with his nearest rival Sebastian Vettel...

2018 F117 hours ago

No Indycar season for McLaren, Alonso in 2019

McLaren has decided against entering a full-time team in the Indycar series for 2019. It coincides with related news that...

2018 F118 hours ago

Kubica not waiting long for Williams F1 decision

Robert Kubica has repeated his claim that he will not wait too long for Williams to make its decision about...

2018 F120 hours ago

Raikkonen move means ‘Sauber is now Ferrari’ – Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone has applauded Kimi Raikkonen’s move to Sauber. Raikkonen, 39, surprised the F1 world by signing up with the...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media