‘Never Exclude It’: Kubica Hasn’t Ruled Out An F1 Return

Kubica currently serves as Alfa Romeo’s F1 test and reserve driver.

Robert Kubica has said he isn’t ruling out a return to the Formula One grid despite struggling at Williams last year, with team-mate George Russell comprehensively outperforming him.

In a recent interview with Autosport, Kubica said his shock comeback in 2019 in unlikely circumstances shows that you can never rule anything out in motorsport.

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“My history and my situation of the past years have shown that you can never say never.

“You should never exclude it. My situation taught me, and probably not only me, that even after a massive accident and a complicated comeback you should never say never,” Kubica said.

However, the Pole said he remains realistic and he isn’t necessarily expecting to be racing in Formula One anytime soon.

“At the same time you have to be realistic about the situation. If I will get another chance I will evaluate that opportunity of course. If not, then that’s racing.

“For the future you cannot say ‘no’ as it is difficult to predict. But it will not be the end of the world to me if I won’t get another chance in F1.”

Continuing, he said he wouldn’t say yes to any opportunity to race in F1, suggesting he would only be interested if he was offered a seat at a reasonably competitive team.

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“I definitely don’t want to come back and drive last all the time. That doesn’t make any sense to me. But of course the opportunities are limited, so let’s wait and see.”

For the time being, Kubica will continue to serve as Alfa Romeo’s reserve and test driver.

The team is yet to confirm its driver line-up for 2021, but there’s no indication that they are considering signing Kubica.

Instead, they are looking to retain Kimi Raikkonen for another season and will most likely have one of the rising stars of the Ferrari Driver Academy in their second car.

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