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Kubica is back against the odds and is 'not scared' of return

Kubica is back against the odds and is 'not scared' of return

10-12-2018 11:13

Robert Kubica has no fears about returning to the pinnacle of motorsport. 

After four seasons in Formula 1 from 2007 to 2010, Kubica was forced to pull out of the 2011 campaign due to suffering life-threatening injuries from a rally accident. 

The Pole is now in preparation for his first Formula 1 race in eight years and says, "of course from one side I have quite a lot of experience from racing, especially in Formula 1, as I did five seasons." 

“For sure I know what it takes to be a top F1 driver so I am not scared of it and I know it requires a lot of work and dedication and I am ready for it. From a technical point of view, driving point of view, we have winter testing, so by the time we get to Australia that is enough time to be ready," the 33-year-old said to f1today.net. 

“In 2019 we will all start from zero so I am not afraid that I have been away for eight years. I am looking forward and I know what it takes and what I have to do. If I do my job well I am sure everybody will be happy,” Kubica added.

The injury Kubica suffered in the rally crash left him partially amputated, meaning that his steering wheel has had to be modified. Many were doubtful about whether he would actually be able to return. 

“As you can hear, and I heard it for many years, people struggled to believe that I could do it,” he said. “All team managers, all team principals, if I [was] a team principal I would also have doubts.

“But that’s the reason why I said this year has been very useful because my first - the first meeting [with Claire Williams] I remember when we met I said that if you have any doubts we shouldn’t be doing it. First of all, I have to be sure I can do it, and that’s why I’m here."

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