After rally test, Kubica drives kart

Mar.14 (GMM) Robert Kubica is back on track yet again, according to the latest reports from Italy.

Kubica, Alonso and Briaore
Kubica, Alonso and Briaore

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It emerged a few days ago that the Pole had moved his recovery from serious injury forwards by returning to the wheel of a Skoda Fabia rally car in Liguria, Italy.

La Gazzetta dello Sport now reports that the former BMW and Renault driver has tested a kart at a circuit in Montecatini-Terme, Tuscany.

Former Renault boss Flavio Briatore advises Kubica not to rush his return to F1.

"I have seen him a few times and have told him not to hurry back. You cannot lose your talent, but first you should focus on your health. 100 per cent," he told Italy's Sky Sport 24.

You can't be in F1 if you're not 100 per cent

Flavio Briatore

Briatore recalled former Benetton driver Alessandro Nannini, who badly injured his arm in a helicopter crash in 1990.

"He hurried back and we all know how that ended," said Briatore.

"I think Kubica will succeed, but he needs to plan to come back in two years. You can't be in F1 if you're not 100 per cent."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Alessandro Nannini , Flavio Briatore , Robert Kubica
Teams Benetton
Tags briatore, kart, kubica, nannini, rally, skoda