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2012-11-16 12:37

NEEDS MORE TIME TO HEAL: Despite entering (and crashing) in rally events in 2012, Robert Kubica still believes he needs more time to heal before considering a return to F1.

ROME, Italy - Robert Kubica, whose Formula 1 career was interrupted by a near-fatal rally crash in 2011, hopes to return to the track soon although his arm is still not ready for single-seaters.

Kubica: "For the, let's say future, I don't have any plans up until now. In the end, I am still at the stage of rehabilitation but for sure I would love to compete in a high level championship, or in a rally or on a circuit."

Kubica suffered severe arm and hand injuries in the crash in February, 2011 but has expressed a desire to return to F1.


Kubica said he was taking things slowly for now: "Let's see, until now I did some rallies, I did some testing on the race track and I hope my hand will improve and my general condition will improve,"

The former BMW-Sauber and Renault F1 driver won two minor rallies in Italy in September 2012.

Kubica said he had driven high performance cars but the condition of his arm did not allow him to test in single seaters and there was no immediate prospect of a return to the top level of racing.

"It is has been a long time unfortunately (since) I stopped with F1, so my contacts are very limited because in all these months I have been concentrating on coming back and getting my health and body back to the best condition," he said.

Kubica is also due to take part in the Rallye du Var in France in November 2012.

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