Robert Kubica has won high praise from deep within a rival formula one camp.
The rookie Pole, who demolished all opposition with clearly dominant pace on Friday at Montreal, is BMW-Sauber’s ‘Friday’ driver and is therefore expected to often outpace his more restricted race teammates Jacques Villeneuve and Nick Heidfeld.
But Kubica also stomped on the pace of Anthony Davidson (Honda) and Alex Wurz (Williams) in Canada; opponents who are similarly unfettered in terms of tyre and engine power use.
”You rarely see a killer like Kubica,” Gerhard Berger, co-owner of the Toro Rosso team, told Swiss newspaper ‘Blick’.
”He drives out of the pits and is immediately super-fast. Only very few drivers can do that.”