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Kubica to drive himself to Bandini ceremony 16 May 2008

Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Turkish Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Saturday, 10 May 2008 Robert Kubica (POL) BMW Sauber F1.08 Formula One Testing, Day One, Paul Ricard, France, 14 May 2008. World © Bumstead/Sutton

Just a week before he races around the Monaco streets, Robert Kubica will be getting into an urban frame of mind this Sunday when he drives a BMW Sauber Formula One car the 11 kilometres from Faenza to Brisighella in Italy to pick up the Lorenzo Bandini trophy.

Kubica was chosen as the recipient of this year’s award following his strong 2007 performances and winning such a tradition-rich trophy means a lot to the 23-year-old Pole: "This is a big honour for me, and it comes as a surprise given the rather disappointing season I had in 2007. It's great that some people seem to believe in me and my abilities.

“I am particularly pleased that this award also has to do with my 'performance' off the race track - and that attitudes and actions that I don't really stop to think about have earned me an award like this. I'm really looking forward to the drive, too. That will be the icing on the cake!"

Kubica isn't the only BMW Sauber team member to be honoured at the event - Peter Sauber will be picking up a trophy too, for his lifetime achievements.