US GP: Robert Kubica targets racing return after near fatal crash

Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica is targeting a full-time return to racing as he continues his recovery from a near-fatal rally crash.

The Pole suffered a partially severed right arm in February 2011.

Kubica said restricted movement in his arm means he is still unable to drive single-seater racing cars.

"I am still at the stage of rehabilitation but I would love to compete in a high-level championship either in a rally or on a circuit."

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I have big limitations of my arm which don't allow me to test in single-seaters

Robert Kubica

"I have big limitations of my arm which don't allow me to test in single-seaters," Kubica said.

"Unfortunately for the moment I cannot do nothing and I am running rally cars, or let's say cars with the roof on the race track.

"It has been a long time since I stopped with Formula 1. So my contacts [there] are very limited because in all these months I have been concentrating on coming back and getting my health and body back to the best condition."

The former Renault and BMW Sauber driver is competing in this weekend's Rally di Como in Italy and next weekend's Rallye du Var in France in a world championship-winning Citroen C4.

Kubica, who won the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, says he hopes to compete in a full championship next year.

"I did some rallies, I did some testing on the race track and I hope my hand will improve and my general condition will improve and we will see what the future will bring," he said.

United States Grand Prix 2012, day two

  • Saturday, 17 November: Third practice 15:00 GMT; audio and live text online. Qualifying 17:55 GMT; 5 live sports extra and live text commentary online. Qualifying highlights; 21:00 GMT, BBC Two

United States Grand Prix 2012, day three

  • Sunday, 18 November: Race 18:55 GMT; 5 live and live text commentary online. Race highlights; 22:25 GMT BBC One