Kubica confident of race return in France 22 Jun 2007
BMW Saubers Robert Kubica believes medical clearance for him to race in next weekends French Grand Prix should be a mere formality. Kubica is due to be checked by FIA medical staff at Magny-Cours on Thursday.
Following his high-speed crash during the Canadian Grand Prix, Kubica was advised to sit out the following Indianapolis round as a precaution.
However, after what will be almost three weeks of rest, the Polish driver is confident of being allowed back into the cockpit in France.
I may not have been given the green light to compete in the USA, but I hope the medical examination at Magny-Cours will be a formality, he said. The reason why I wasn't allowed to drive at Indianapolis had nothing to do with how I felt; the problem was the risk involved in suffering a second accident within such a short space of time.
"That's also why I wasn't allowed to test. I've used the time to focus intensively on preparing for the next race. I can't wait to get back into the car.
Should Kubica not be cleared to drive, BMW Sauber third driver Sebastian Vettel will again step into the breach to partner Nick Heidfeld.