Kubica return "terrible" for F1, says Villeneuve

25-03-2019 15:10
by Bobby Vincent
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Kubica return terrible for F1, says Villeneuve

Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Robert Kubica returning to Formula 1 is "terrible" for the sport.

Kubica has recently returned to the sport after an eight-year absent in a serious crash in a rally-car back in 2011. The Pole suffered serious injuries to his arm and that's what kept him out of F1 for so long.

He made his return motorsport's most elite competition in Australia - but Kubica is now with Williams, who are comfortably the worst team on the grid with the slowest car and he couldn't get going in Melbourne and finished rock-bottom of the grid.

Villeneuve, the 1997 world champion, who doesn't mind sharing his opinions, even if they are heavily controversial, said the return is a "great achievement" for Kubica, but believes it is bad for the sport.

"If you have done something that you love and it is taken away, you will work even harder to get it back," the Canadian said to Dutch publication Formule 1.

"If I were in his shoes, I would do the same. 

"Formula One should be the pinnacle of racing, so it's not good for the sport if someone with a disability can participate. Maybe in other classes, but not F1. F1 must be difficult and almost unreachable. Robert's return is not the right message."

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