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Kubica: I believe I can come back

2013-01-24 01:16:49

Robert Kubica insists he’s not giving up on Formula One, confident that in time his limitations will lessen

Kubica: I believe I can come back

Kubica has been away from Formula One since suffering serious injuries in a rallying accident almost two years ago. The Pole suffered multiple fractures to his right arm and leg and underwent several operations.

In the last few months the 28-year-old has returned to racing, contesting a number of national rallies while also scheduling a DTM test with Mercedes.

However, the end goal, Kubica says, is still a Formula One comeback.

“I still believe I can come back,” he told F1 Racing magazine. “It’s not just a dream. Right now I have limitations with driving single-seaters, but they are less than they look from the outside.

“Things are improving. It wasn’t like this six months ago and it wasn’t like this three months ago. And thanks to rallies and tests on the race track, slowly my condition is improving - but there’s still a long way to go.

“If you cannot have the thing you want, you want the thing you have. Most important for me is that I have seen the pace is still there and I am absolutely sure I can drive competitively again.”

For now, though, the Pole still has some obstacles to overcome as his right arm and hand have yet to regain full function.

“The bigger problem is the limitation in the supination and pronation of the arm and the limited functionality in my fingers.

“But I’m convinced that this will come back slowly. Nerves need a lot of time and I see progress even if it’s slow. I am quite sure this will be… not fixed, but not a big problem.”

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