Formula 1 | Headwind for Robert Kubica according to the rubber doll saying

To date, Robert Kubica has competed in Formula 1, the premier motorsport class, 99 times. The Pole won one race and in 2008 he finished the fight for the Drivers’ World Championship in fourth place. The 38-year-old also competed in the WRC, the WEC and the DTM. However, according to his own statement, he avoided a racing series.

You probably won’t see Robert Kubica in Formula E. This is suggested by words that the former Formula 1 driver recently chose in the “Girulandia” podcast by Marco Capelli and Roberto Vertucci.

“I’m not against having electric cars on a race track, but I’ve had several offers and turned down a lot of money,” explained the racing veteran and continued: “For me, a competitive car has to make noise. I have a saying that “It’s best not to say it too loudly, but driving there would be a bit like having sex with a rubber doll,” Kubica joked.

Kubica was active in Formula 1 from 2006 to 2010, but a serious rally accident in preparation for the 2011 F1 season slowed his career. It wasn’t until 2017 that Kubica got back into a premier class car for test drives. In 2019 he was a regular driver for Williams, and in 2021 he contested his last races in Formula 1 to date. In 2023, Kubica took part in seven events in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC).

A commitment to Formula E was already a long way off in 2020. At the time, Kubica told “I had a private test in a Formula E car.

Formula E generates a lot of jobs

“I did a few laps.” However, he came to the conclusion that the electric series was not a good fit for him. “On the one hand, the races take place on road courses where I have always done well,” said the Pole. And further: “On the other hand, the combination of driving this car on narrow tracks is not perfect for me.”

Incidentally, Kubica has now experienced headwinds for his rubber doll saying. Lucas di Grassi, who competed in Formula 1 in 2010 but has primarily been active in Formula E since 2012, replied to “”: “First of all, I don’t know what it’s like to have sex with someone “To have a rubber doll. If he knows that, there’s something wrong with him,” said the Italian with a smile.

He knows and likes Kubica, but it is still “an unfortunate comment,” says di Grassi, who also emphasizes the attractiveness of Formula E: “Regardless of whether Formula E is a rubber doll, it generates a lot of jobs for drivers and team employees . It is number 2 in global motorsport after F1 when it comes to driver salaries.”