Talk of Ferrari switch ‘not realistic’ – Kubica

Sun, 24 October 2010, 08:01

Oct.24 (GMM) Robert Kubica has confirmed he would like to race alongside his friend Fernando Alonso at Ferrari.

Asked the question directly by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the Pole answered emphatically: “Yes.”

But 25-year-old Kubica, who is under contract for the coming seasons with Renault, added: “It is not realistic to speak about it, even less so after Massa renewed until 2012.”

He said he is not concerned with F1’s incessant rumours and speculation.

“For me it’s no problem. In 2008, when Alonso left McLaren, it was said that he could come to BMW and I would have liked that. But it’s just speculation.

“Anything can happen — maybe in five years when Alonso’s contract ends we will be together at Renault,” added Kubica.

Before joining Ferrari for the 2010 season and beyond, Alonso insisted that it was the fulfilment of a lifelong ambition.

Is it the same for Kubica? “Yes and no,” he answered.

“Ferrari is a great team with a long history of successes behind it. In Italy, it’s an institution; more than a team.

“So it is understandable that the Latin-character drivers have a lot of interest in racing with them,” he added.

Also in Korea, Lewis Hamilton dismissed a suggestion from a reporter that the career of a great driver would be incomplete without a stint at Ferrari.

“Ayrton Senna was the best of all time and he was at McLaren,” said the Briton.

“You never know what’s going to happen and you can never say never. But I will be here (at McLaren) for as long as they want to keep me.”

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