Kubica: I'd give anything to be back in F1

Kubica: I'd give anything to be back in F1

Three years ago, Robert Kubica was potentially on the cusp of grand prix greatness when his life was changed forever by a rallying crash. EDD STRAW visited the Pole after the Monaco GP to talk F1, recovery and rallying

The last time I interviewed Robert Kubica, on January 31 2011, everything was different. It was the day before the first test of the new Renault R31 at Valencia and Kubica talked about his hopes that the team could build on a promising, but winless, 2010 campaign and finally give him the chance to emerge as the title contender he undoubtedly had the ability to be.

Six days later, Kubica suffered a horrific accident on the Ronde di Andora Rally. It was a crash that could have killed him, but while the 29-year-old is still very much with us, and competing at a high level in the World Rally Championship, what happened has savagely changed the course of his life.

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