Categorized | Featured Stories, News

Mercedes would offer Robert Kubica an F1 test

Mercedes says they would love to give Robert Kubica an F1 test

Mercedes has said that it would be willing to give Robert Kubica a Formula One test as soon as the Polish driver is ready to make a return to single-seaters.

Until now, the German Formula One team has declined to comment on reports that Kubica has been testing in Mercedes’ sophisticated F1 simulator at Brackley.

But Kubica himself confirmed the reports, prompting chief executive Toto Wolff to admit that the former BMW and Renault driver is currently “helping” the Mercedes Formula One team.

Wolff told the BBC, “If there’s any chance of getting him back in a DTM touring car or F1 cockpit, we’d love to do it.”

“Any team would love to have a Robert Kubica.”

Wolff did however clarify that Kubica’s main focus is still rallying. “He is somebody I have known for 10 years but it’s absolutely his call how he wants to help us and his main focus is rallying,” he said.

Mercedes say they'd love to give Robert Kubica an F1 testIn January, Kubica tested a Mercedes DTM car at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo in his first taste of a high-performance track car since injuring his right arm in a near-fatal crash during a rally in 2011. He is currently taking part in the European Rally Championship and WRC2, but Kubica himself said that he believed he could still make a return to Formula One as soon as he regains movement in his wrist.

Wolff said that it is up to Kubica to let him know when he would like to test.

“This is where he wants to be successful and what he wants to do in the future.”

Kubica last took part in a Formula One Grand Prix back in 2010 with the Renault team. He has worked very hard on his recovery since then and many an F1 fan has expressed their hopes of seeing him return.

 

About Adele Groenendaal

Some say she's Murray Walker's illegitimate offspring. Others say she was a right wheel-gunner for the Lotus F1 team. All we know is Adele has high octane fuel running through her veins and Formula One is her passion. Follow Adele on Twitter @aprilrain500

Leave a Reply

twitter-2   facebook   rss 

Countdown to Next Race

weeks
0
0
days
0
5
hours
1
2
minutes
5
4
seconds
2
0

2017 United States GP Broadcast Times

CDTGMTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 10:00Friday 15:00Friday 17:00Friday 10:00
Free Practice 2Friday 14:00Friday 19:00Friday 21:00Friday 14:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 11:00Saturday 16:00Saturday 18:00Saturday 11:00
QualifyingSaturday 16:00Saturday 21:00Saturday 23:00Saturday 16:00
RaceSunday 14:00Sunday 19:00Sunday 21:00Sunday 14:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Lewis Hamilton306
2 Sebastian Vettel247
3 Valtteri Bottas234
4 Daniel Ricciardo192
5 Kimi Raikkonen148
> Full Championship Table

Twitter

Facebook

%d bloggers like this: