May 3 (GMM) Robert Kubica has played down the latest reports linking him with the Ferrari team.
The Renault driver, a close friend of Fernando Alonso, was aboard the Italian team’s initial VIP flight out of Shanghai amid the volcanic ash air chaos.
The 24-year-old Pole was therefore in Italy in plenty of time to contest the 1000 Miglia rally in a Clio.
When asked if it is a sign he will be Alonso’s teammate in 2011, he tersely answered last week: “Sure, sure, sure.”
“I don’t see anything in the fact that my (travel) solution was because of the Scuderia,” Kubica wrote in his latest column for France’s Auto Hebdo.
In fact, also enjoying the exact same chartered Shanghai-Dubai-Nice route were the likes of Vitantonio Liuzzi and Jarno Trulli, as well as Ferrari’s Alonso, Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella, and others.
“It is rare that so many drivers are on the same plane, so it was pretty cool,” said Kubica.