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Massa dreaming of F1 return

by Michelle Fortune , 24 January 2013

Robert Kubica has spoken of his belief that he will be able to return to Formula 1 in the future but stopped short of saying when that could be.


Kubica was left with severe injuries when he crashed during the Ronde di Andorra in February 2011 and he has been battling to return to fitness ever since.

Any hope he had of driving in 2012 ended when he broke his right leg in a fall in January but, while he managed to compete in the Rally di Como and the Rallye du Var, the Polish driver is still nowhere near being fit enough to return to Formula 1.

Limited mobility in his right arm means he cannot contemplate a return to the sport just yet but he believes he will be able to drive competitively again.

"I still believe I can come back," he told F1 Racing.

"It's not just a dream. Right now I have limitations driving single-seaters but they are less than they look from the outside.

"Day by day, rally by rally and test by test I see fewer limitations and my goal is one day to drive properly. I don't think pace will be a problem.

"When I drive it takes concentration and I forget my body's limitations. With the damage I have, I cannot [ever] achieve 100% of what I had before - but I hope to improve.

"If the limited pronation and supination were fixed 80%, I would say 'yes' to coming back to F1."

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