Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011

Kubica says he will return to F1 if he feels fit enough

2013 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Robert Kubica, Renault, Valencia, 2011Robert Kubica says he will consider returning to Formula One if the arm he injured in a rally crash in 2011 heals sufficiently.

Kubica has undergone surgery on multiple occasion since his right arm was almost severed when he crashed during the Ronde di Andora Rally in February 2011.

Speaking to F1 Racing magazine Kubica said he will consider returning to F1 even if his injured arm does not heal fully: “If the limited pronation and supination were fixed 80 percent, I would say ‘yes’ to coming back to F1.”

Kubica has returned to competition in rallying and escaped further injury in a crash last September. He will test a Mercedes DTM car at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia tomorrow.

“I’m really pleased that Mercedes-Benz is giving me the opportunity to test their DTM car and I?m looking forward to getting acclimatised to a race car again,” he said in a statement.

“It will be in proper testing conditions, on a permanent circuit, and it?s important because the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe has good levels of downforce.”

Kubica added said he’s not yet ready to commit to a return to circuit racing: “It?s still too early to make any statements about my future because of this one test. I?m just looking forward to tomorrow and well see what happens after that.”

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