Esports
04 Jun
-
04 Jun
Event finished
13 Jun
-
14 Jun
Next event in
7 days
Formula 1
09 Jul
-
12 Jul
Next event in
33 days
MotoGP
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
61 days
R
Austrian GP
13 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
68 days
NASCAR Cup
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Race in
2 days
IndyCar
06 Jun
-
06 Jun
Practice in
1 day
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
68 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
166 days
Supercars
R
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Next event in
20 days
R
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
41 days

Kubica felt "comfortable" straight away in BMW's DTM car

shares
comments
Kubica felt "comfortable" straight away in BMW's DTM car
By:
Dec 12, 2019, 3:10 PM

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he felt comfortable straight away driving the BMW M4 DTM during the series' rookie test at Jerez.

Kubica drove the car at Jerez on Thursday after he indicated during the closing stages of the F1 season that he was planning to combine a simulator role with a DTM race seat in 2020.

Read Also:

BMW is using the Jerez test to help inform its direction for 2020, with it understood to be applying lessons learned from a difficult '19 in which it went backwards from early-season favourites to a distant second behind Audi as measures such as adding extra weight to counteract reliability problems hindered it.

That BMW review also extends to its driver line-up, meaning the door is potentially open for Kubica to drive for the manufacturer, having competed for BMW Sauber in F1 between 2006 and '09.

"It's has been a long time since I have last driven a race car with a roof although DTM is more a formula car with a roof," said Kubica about his DTM test.

"As every car, it has its own characteristic and it feels different but I felt pretty comfortable in it straight away and I enjoyed it.

"I had quite a good feeling in the car in the opening laps and this is always good.

"You are always looking forward to how your impressions will be and how comfortable you feel in the car regarding how you feel and how the car reacts.

"Of course, it is completely different to what I was used to in the past years but I think it has been a productive day so far and a good opportunity for me to understand a bit all the key points of this new category for me."

The Jerez test marked Kubica's first DTM test since he drove a V8-powered Mercedes back in 2013.

While Kubica had been linked to testing for WRT Audi at Jerez, the privateer team's announcement of Ed Jones and Fabio Scherer as its 2020 drivers has closed that avenue.

Robert Kubica, BMW M4 DTM

Robert Kubica, BMW M4 DTM

Photo by: BMW AG

Next article
Top Stories of 2019, #20: DTM's 'Dream' finally comes true

Previous article

Top Stories of 2019, #20: DTM's 'Dream' finally comes true

Next article

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing

Why cynic Berger changed his mind over green tech in racing
Load comments

About this article

Series DTM
Drivers Robert Kubica
Author Tom Errington