Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica has confirmed that he would jump at the opportunity to test a Grand Prix car saying that he feels ready to return to the cockpit of a Formula One car.
The Pole who recently confirmed he will return to full-time racing in the World Endurance Championship in 2017, suffered career ending injuries following a rally crash in 2011 which saw him partially sever his hand.
Speaking to Autosport recently, Kubica who worked with the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team for a while to reacquaint himself with a Formula One car in the team’s simulator said that he would jump at the opportunity of driving a Formula One car now so that he could relive the thrill of a car.
I have tried many simulators, and I am convinced that I would drive at 80% of the F1 tracks – but not all of them.
“I also have to point out that testing a Formula 1 car is one thing, a race weekend is something totally different.
It will be interesting to see if Kubica does drive a Formula One car in the future. Winter testing ahead of the start of the 2017 season gets underway in exactly three weeks time at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya in Spain.