Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Kubica aims to return to F1 this year

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In today’s round-up, Kubica hopes to return to F1 before the year is out.

Links

Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Kubica, la prima intervista “Torner??? pi??? forte di prima” (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

In the full interview, which appears to be only in the print version of the magazine, Kubica talks about his intention to return to F1 this year.

Barierka w kt???r?Ǫ wjecha? Kubica mog?a by? uszkodzona (F1 Fan Club)

This video shows the segment of barrier Kubica hit was broken before the impact:

Thanks to pawelF1 for the tip.

Symonds takes on Virgin role (Autosport)

“Pat Symonds is to return to Formula 1 in a consultancy role after agreeing a deal to help out the Virgin Racing team.”

Karun Chandhok on Twitter

“It’s official -on Tuesday afternoon I will see the Senna movie thanks to Manish Pandey!”

Via the Live F1 Twitter app

Renault on Twitter

“Robert had further surgery today to his foot, shoulder, humerous, and anterior elbow. All four operations went well.”

Via the Live F1 Twitter app

Huge start crash in GP2 Asia at Abu Dhabi

Fortunately the drivers involved were unharmed. Jules Bianchi won the GP2 Asia season opener from Romain Grosjean.

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Comment of the day

Michael Schumacher’s fatest lap in testing yesterday drew a lot of comment. Here’s what Sammy Dulledge had to say:

I know it may be just practice, and the times mean nothing, but this does prove that Michael still has the skill, to set a time faster than anyone elses. I can be pretty certain that he wasn?t the only one who may have gone for a fast time.

Schumacher showed great spurts of genius in a car that wasn?t up to scratch (Korea, Spain etc.) and as long as he gets the car underneath him, then times like that should be following in the future, he can be an octochamp!

From the forum

Hare proposes a pact to keeping calling the Ferrari F150th Italia the F150

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On this day in F1

The first new Lotus F1 car for 16 years was launched on this day last year: