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Kubica admits doubts over F1 comeback only natural

29th December 2018, 14:58 by Neil Foster

Robert Kubica says he understands why there are questions about his Formula 1 return after such a long time out.

The 34-year-old enjoyed three seasons driving for Sauber between 2007 and 2009, while he also raced for the team in six grands prix in 2006 but, after one campaign for Renault in 2010, he was then involved in a near-fatal crash while rallying the following year.

It was touch and go but the popular Pole pulled through and returned to rallying in 2013 following multiple surgeries.

Talk of a possible comeback in F1 has been doing the rounds for the past couple of years and the 2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion has tested for both Williams and Renault.

He will partner 20-year-old Englishman George Russell at Williams in 2019 and confessed it is only natural for people to doubt whether or not he has it in him to handle an F1 car.

"If I would be a team principal, I would also have doubts," he said. "This year has been very useful because at the first meeting, I remember, I said 'If you have any doubt, we shouldn't be doing it, because in difficult times it's easy to point the finger on my arm - I want to make sure that you are sure that I can do it'.

"First of all I have to be sure that I can do it, that's why I'm here, but second of all the team has to be convinced that I'm able to do a job.

"If I think I will not be able to drive competitively fast, I would not be here," he continued.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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