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Robert Kubica wants to focus solely on F1 race return

May 3, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Robert Kubica AP

The last few years have seen several famous comebacks to Formula One: Michael Schumacher returned in 2010 after three years out of the sport, with Kimi Raikkonen’s 2012 comeback provoking more flair and emotions on track than any words uttered to the press. Adrian Sutil, too, has returned after a year’s hiatus to less fanfare.

The next driver who could be on the comeback trail is Polish driver Robert Kubica, perhaps one of the lost stars of this generation.

Kubica told Autosport his sole focus is a return to an full-time F1 race seat for 2014. He was most recently in Mercedes’ F1 simulator.

“I’m not able to come back into single-seaters at the moment, and my vision is not to come back in saloon cars on the circuit at this stage,” said Kubica, 28. “There is not any guarantee, there is no percentage to say whether I will come back or not, but it’s also not 100 percent that I will not be back in F1. I will try my best.”

He admitted DTM cars have some appeal later in his career, but not at the moment. Ex-Marussia and Toyota driver Timo Glock has taken up residence in the German championship this season, which starts this weekend in Hockenheim.

Kubica’s rally accident in 2011 cost him his F1 career to this point. His stock was boosted after a sincerely impressive 2010 where he dragged his geriatric Renault to places it shouldn’t have been. His best year, statistically, was in 2008 when he tied for third in the World Championship with Raikkonen, and won his first and only Grand Prix for BMW Sauber at the Canadian Grand Prix.

  1. apexassassin - May 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    While I admire Kubica and Merc for giving him some assistance, I just can’t see how he could possibly operate a modern F1 car with his limitations. I do give the guy credit though, he’s apparently as stubborn as it gets and simply refuses to accept his fate. Who knows… maybe there will be a fairy tale ending to his story. I don’t see it happening, but I’m all for him doing his best! Best of luck, Robert!!!

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