Astana wants Dani to progress and gain experience with Williams
Robert Kubica is “definitely” in the running to return to formula one with Lotus in 2014
Turning down an offer to return to circuit racing in the German touring car series DTM this year, the Pole has got off to a highly competitive start as he prepares to contest the second-tier world rally championship in 2013.
Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.
The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year.
Heikki Kovalainen is a strong candidate to become a test driver for official F1 tyre supplier Pirelli.
But Paul Hembery, the Italian marque’s F1 boss, admitted it all depends on whether Pirelli’s contract to supply tyres to the pinnacle of motor racing is extended. “This question is still open,” he is quoted by Finland’s Turun Sanomat.
Marussia parted with Timo Glock because a backmarker team needs every million.
That is the claim of Pat Symonds, the former Renault ‘crash-gate’ conspirator who – after serving his F1 ban – is now openly in charge of the 2013 Marussia MR02. Devoid of many sponsors, the new red and black car will be raced this year by wealthy Max Chilton and Luiz Razia, who replaced German Glock at the last minute.
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