Poland's Robert Kubica says he won't rule out returning to F1 if a good opportunity presents itself, but ex-driver Williams insists he won't come back to race at the back of the grid .
At the end of last season, Robert Kubica left the Williams team to join the Alfa Romeo team as a reserve driver. Kubica has already made a few appearances in Friday free practice this year, as well as at the Barcelona winter practice earlier this year.
When asked if a return to F1 as a starter is possible for him in the near future, the Pole says he is not ruling it out, but does not want to return to drive in the back of the pack as it was. the case with Williams in 2019.
“The fact that I sort of came back is special to me. Of course, my comeback was masked by Williams’s overall problems, but other than the results it’s a special achievement to have been in F1 twice. " explains the Polish pilot to DailyGP.com.
"My past has taught me, and I hope it's not just about me, that you can never say never. "
“You can't predict the future. At the same time, you need to be realistic and be aware of your limited possibilities. "
"If there is a chance, I will take a close look at it first. I don't want to come back just to drive in the back, that doesn't make sense to me anymore. "
“So I’m not ruling it out, but if there is no new chance it won’t be the end of the world, it’s racing. "
For now Robert Kubica is focused on his work as a reserve driver with the Alfa Romeo team and the Pole says he should be on track again in a few free practice sessions by the end of the season. 2020.
“Yes, as far as I know I will do a few more practice sessions but I don’t know which Grand Prix. "
“The situation is very fluid due to the coronavirus and the new F1 schedule was only announced recently. "
“The team wants to assess some things in our package, but you also have to see the objectives and how the races will go. But I should be in the car for a few sessions. "
As a reminder, the Alfa Romeo team have yet to confirm their drivers for the 2021 season, while Kimi Raikkonen may well decide to retire from the sport at the end of this season.