Sport : F1

Kubica linked with F1 return

22nd September 2012, 11:37am

Bet with SkyBet  Singapore GP.. Click here to bet.

Robert Kubica: Rallying comeback under way

Robert Kubica: Rallying comeback under way

Robert Kubica could be on his way back to Formula One as test driver for Pirelli.

The Italian tyre manufacturer face losing Jaime Alguersuari for 2013 as the Spaniard has been linked with a return of his own to a team after being dropped by Toro Rosso at the end of last year.

The route being mentioned for Alguersuari is Force India given the speculation surrounding drivers Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg and their own links to McLaren and Ferrari.

Alguersuari's departure would open the door for Kubica, who has just embarked on a rallying comeback after sustaining horrific injuries in an accident 19 months ago.

It is understood Kubica's right hand that was severely damaged in the crash still requires further time to ensure he can fully operate an F1 car.

But Pirelli Motorsport director Paul Hembery is refusing to rule out the prospect of giving Kubica an opportunity.

"We are more likely to work with Robert in rallying I guess, rather than F1, but we will see," said Hembery on Kubica, who drove for BMW Sauber for four years before a season with Renault in 2011 prior to his accident.

"I haven't spoken to Robert for some time, but we are working on a few projects that might involve him, so it might be a possibility.

"I don't know if he is able to do it at the moment. But he is that type of person if, physically, he could get back in, maybe doing a year with us would put him in a good situation to come back in in 2014.

"It would be wonderful if we could do that.

"We want to continue our success level of helping drivers into F1, and after an F1 drive the Pirelli test deal has to be the best drive in the world."

Bet with SkyBet  Singapore GP.. Click here to bet.

F1 Videos

    F1 Weekend Weather - US GP

    F1 Weekend Weather - US GP

    30-October-2014

    A look ahead to the weekend's weather in Austin, Texas for the US Grand Prix.

    Perez happy with future

    Perez happy with future

    30-October-2014

    Sergio Perez is happy with his future at Force India but thinks it’s sad that there are two teams missing the U.S. GP

    Fernandes calls for money cap

    Fernandes calls for money cap

    29-October-2014

    Former Caterham boss Tony Fernandes says smaller teams cannot survive in Formula One, unless the sport brings in a cap on spending.

    Three car teams next season?

    Three car teams next season?

    29-October-2014

    Should there be three cars per team next season in F1?

    Sky Bet

      • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

    Facebook Favourites