Robert Kubica who had suffered multiple injuries in February 2011 underwent the first DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe race tests in Valencia. Prior to his injury, he has taken part in 76 Formula 1 races and notched his first grand Prix win in 2008 at the Canadian Grand Prix.
During course of this test drive, Kubica experienced what it feels inside the cockpit after coming back from a long break due to injuries sustained while rallying. In preparation for his comeback to the world of motorsports, Kubica has taken part in a number of rallies and events. He’s been associated with Mercedes Benz since he joined the world of motorsports. He took part in the 2004 season where he was seen driving a Dallara Mercedes for Mucke Motorsport during the Formula 3 Euro Series
He also earned 53 points and three podium finishes piloting a Mercedes Benz Formula 3 engine. He’s also credited with a second place podium finish during the Formula 3 Grand Prix at Macau. Robert Kubica had this to say, “I’m really pleased that Mercedes-Benz is giving me the opportunity to test their DTM car and I’m looking forward to getting acclimatised to a race car again. It will be in proper testing conditions, on a permanent circuit, and it’s important because the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé has good levels of downforce. It’s still too early to make any statements about my future because of this one test. I’m just looking forward to tomorrow and we’ll see what happens after that.” “I really feel at home in the DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé.”
He added, “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.”