Tag Archive: Robert Kubica

Oct 22

Weber doubts Vettel can handle Ferrari ‘pressure’

Michael Schumacher’s former manager doubts Sebastian Vettel can emulate the F1 legend’s success at rebuilding a beleaguered Ferrari team.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (15) Willi Weber, also known as the lucrative ‘Mr 20 per cent’ after brokering Schumacher’s mammoth Ferrari contracts, is worried quadruple world champion Vettel’s personality might not be as suited to the task. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Surgery could put Kubica return back on track

More surgery on his injured arm could lead Robert Kubica back to formula one.

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image The Pole was becoming so established as a rising great talent in F1 that by 2011 he was being mentioned as Fernando Alonso’s next teammate at Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Mercedes driver needle heads into Silverstone

Heading into his home race at Silverstone, the pressure is on Lewis Hamilton.

2014-05-22 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Monaco - Nico Rosberg - 0028 He may have the fastest car in the field, but so too does Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg, who successfully broke the Briton’s early-season four-race winning streak.
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Apr 10

F1 return still ‘impossible’ for now – Kubica

“The limitations have made my life more difficult”

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (5) Robert Kubica has revealed his physical limitations are still standing in the way of his return to formula one. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

FIA ERC Rally Liepaja day two report

2014 FIA European Rally Championship, round two of 12

FIA ERC 2014 Rally Liepaja Craig Breen day two action image Lappi lands Latvia ERC gold as Černy bags ERC Junior spoils. Russian star Gryazin earns Colin McRae ERC Flat Out Troph. Serious competition as ERC Junior begins in Latvia. Robert Kubica is the inaugural ERC Ice Master. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 21

Ferrari denies wanting weight limit increase

“The argument that bigger drivers are disadvantaged is only an excuse”

2013-11-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - Felipe Massa 02 Ferrari has denied rumours it was among the teams who wanted the minimum weight limit to be further increased for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 17

‘Fear’ doesn’t explain Massa’s decline – Kubica

“It’s a complex subject.”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action image Robert Kubica, whose F1 career was ended by serious injuries almost three years ago, does not think “fear” led to the decline of outgoing Ferrari driver Felipe Massa. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Kubica insists F1 return not impossible

Robert Kubica has admitted it is unlikely he will ever return to formula one.

Robert Kubica - photo © ANDRE LAVADINHO - Citroën Racing Media Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali admitted recently that, prior to the Pole’s horror rally crash of early 2011, Kubica was a front runner to become a driver for the fabled Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Red Bull has EUR 25,000 less for jagermeister party

FIA decided against an harsher penalty “due to the special circumstance”.

2013-10-13 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 99023Red Bull will have EUR 25,000 less in its coffers for the championship party in Abu Dhabi, after the FIA toasted Sebastian Vettel’s title win on Sunday with a penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Ferrari admits it wanted Kubica

“Yes, we were keeping an eye on him.”

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageStefano Domenicali has admitted Ferrari was targeting Robert Kubica for a future seat until his career-altering rally crash of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Kubica admits multiple days in Mercedes simulator

“I have the feeling that Mercedes is happy with what I have been doing.”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action imageRobert Kubica has revealed he has tested multiple times at the wheel of Mercedes’ formula one driver simulator at Brackley. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Live Eurosport coverage of ERC Rally Poland to thrill fans around the world

Tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Poland

Robert Kubica - photo © ANDRE LAVADINHO - Citroën Racing Media Fans of the FIA European Rally Championship will be able to savour more exhilarating television coverage when Eurosport Events produces four stages of LOTOS 70th Rally Poland for live broadcast this autumn. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Kubica insists no plans for F1 test return

“I still don’t have enough mobility in my right arm (for F1)” – Kubica.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageRobert Kubica insists he is not pushing for a formula one track test, even though he is 80 per cent ready to return to the pinnacle of motor sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Ogier peerless in Sardinia (+result)

Fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season

Sébastien Ogier - photo © FRANCOIS BAUDIN - DPPI Sebastien Ogier claimed his fourth World Rally Championship victory of the season today after leading Rally Italia Sardegna from start to finish in a Volkswagen Polo R. Read the rest of this entry »

May 11

Kubica ‘faster than Raikkonen’ – Loeb

“Robert is really serious about rally, and is working hard to improve”

Sebastien Loeb  -Porsche Cup - photo © 2013 Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. Sebastien Loeb, the most successful driver in world rally history, thinks Robert Kubica has more potential than Kimi Raikkonen. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Lauda plays down Vettel-to-Mercedes reports

“Forget it”

Sebastian Vettel - Lewis Hamilton - photo Getty ImagesNiki Lauda has played down reports Mercedes is making a serious bid to secure the services of world champion Sebastian Vettel. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Mercedes would offer Kubica F1 test

Mercedes says it would be willing to give Robert Kubica a formula one test.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageThe German marque this week declined to comment on reports the Pole has been driving at the wheel of Mercedes’ sophisticated F1 simulator at Brackley. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Kubica confirms Mercedes simulator run reports

“Yes, it’s true, I was there.” – Kubica

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action imageRobert Kubica has confirmed reports he has tested at the wheel of Mercedes’ driver simulator. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

FIA ERC: Round four of 13, SATA Rallye Açores day 3 report

Kopecky makes it three in the ERC

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Jan Kopecky day three action imageJan Kopecký continued his impressive start to the FIA European Rally Championship season by making it three wins out of four with his first gravel victory on SATA Rallye Açores today. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

FIA ERC: Round four of 13, SATA Rallye Açores day 2 report

Kopecký leads ERC thriller in Açores as Kubica rolls

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Craig Breen day two action imageThere was high drama on round four of the FIA European Rally Championship in Açores today as overnight pacesetter Robert Kubica hit trouble on the mid-Atlantic archipelago, handing top spot to ERC title-leader Jan Kopecký in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

FIA ERC: Round four of 13, SATA Rallye Açores day 1 report

Robert Kubica continues ERC charge with stage hat-trick in Açores

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica day one action imageFormula One race winner Robert Kubica has continued his impressive start to his career in the FIA European Rally Championship by winning all three stages that ran on SATA Rallye Açores today. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Kubica testing in Mercedes’ F1 simulator – report

“For a few weeks”

FIA ERC 2013 SATA Rallye Acores Robert Kubica action imageRobert Kubica has been conducting secret formula one tests at the wheel of Mercedes’ sophisticated driver simulator, German newspaper Bild reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

F1 return ‘might not happen’ – Kubica

Robert Kubica has admitted he might never return to formula one.

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageAfter his new foray in the second-tier world rally championship was announced recently, the former BMW and Renault driver said he saw “tiny lights in the tunnel” that he might be able to resume his F1 career at some point in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 25

Kubica ‘definitely’ in running for 2014 – Boullier

Robert Kubica is “definitely” in the running to return to formula one with Lotus in 2014

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica image

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Grand prix winner Kubica on a charge on ERC debut

2013 FIA European Rally Championship, round three of 13, day 1

FIA ERC Rally Islas Canarias Robert Kubica imageFormula One racer Robert Kubica has completed a thrilling opening day of Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés with a strong lead on his debut in the FIA European Rally Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Kubica turned down DTM offer for 2013

“Definitely the easiest choice would have been to do the DTM”

Robert Kubica -  photo Citroën jpgRobert Kubica has revealed he turned down an offer to return to premier circuit racing in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Formula One star Kubica sets ERC shakedown pace in Gran Canaria

Kubica: Eurosport fired my interest in rallying

Formula One star Kubica sets ERC shakedown pace in Gran CanariaRobert Kubica has made an instant impact on his FIA European Rally Championship debut by going fastest in shakedown for Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Inglés this morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

No F1 comeback any time soon – Kubica

But he said he would “give everything” to be able to return to his first love; circuit racing.

Robert Kubica Citroen DS3 RRCRobert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot Robert Kubica is not willing to give up on a future return to formula one, despite acknowledging he will not be ready for a comeback for some time. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 05

Kubica to contest second-tier WRC in 2013

Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica - Toto Wolff 1Robert Kubica photo © DPPI - Alexandre Guillaumot 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

No Mercedes DTM seat for Kubica

Robert Kubica has been left out of Mercedes’ lineup for the German touring car series DTM in 2013.

DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (18)DTM - AMG Mercedes C-Coupe - Robert Kubica (10)Last month, the Pole tested one of the German marque’s cars, with Toto Wolff saying it was a “proper test in a proper race car”. “Let’s see how it goes,” said Mercedes’ new motor racing director. Read the rest of this entry »

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