“Definitely the easiest choice would have been to do the DTM”
The Pole, preparing for his first event of 2013 as he gears up to contest the second-tier world rally championship this season, tested Mercedes’ DTM car over the winter.
It was expected that a DTM race seat for the former Renault and BMW driver, seriously injured in an early 2011 rally crash, could pave the way for a return to F1 for the highly rated and popular 28-year-old.
He told Spain’s AS sports newspaper: “I had an offer to race in DTM, but I chose rally even though it’s a hundred times more difficult.
“I made the decision late because I wanted it to be right and, hopefully, later this year I will be happy with my choice.
“DTM is a very difficult championship, with a very high level, and maybe for me it would have been easier to race on circuits, as it’s what I know.”
When asked if he has therefore shelved his F1 dream for now, Kubica agreed: “I don’t think much about formula one.
“Definitely the easiest choice would have been to do the DTM. But today my limitations mean I cannot drive formula one on some of the most physically demanding circuits.
“I also have limitations to do the rallies and so I will work hard this year and if I can overcome my limitations, I’ll have time to think about returning to formula one,” he added.