Today, the Polish driver Robert Kubica has tested for the first time in the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia. Robert has covered 114 laps, which equates to 456 kilometres.
Robert Kubica himself has explained how he felt about this first contact with the car: “My first day of testing in a DTM car was great fun and I learned a lot about the series and the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé. The first installation lap was in the dry, then a few heavy showers of rain came down and we had to wait for the track to dry out. All in all, it was a good experience, getting to know the car in different weather conditions. I was able to get to grips with the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé and felt very comfortable in the car, even though after my long break it meant adjusting to the high downforce that a state-of-the art DTM race car produces. I’m very pleased with my performance on this first day of DTM testing and had no problems whatsoever in the car.”
In an interview with F1Racing, the young driver (28) believes he can still come back to Formula 1, because, though slowly, he is recovering. Furthermore, he ensures that he may be competitive again, “I have some limitations to drive, but there are much less important that anyone can imagine”.