Vettel on Kubica: 'Why didn't he do this earlier?'

Monday, 04 december 2017, 05:55 , by Matthew Scott

Sebastian Vettel has given his opinion on the potential return to Formula One of Robert Kubica who has been missing from the sport after suffering a serious arm injury six years ago, while also providing thoughts on the emergence of Formula E racing.

Kubica was a promising driver a few years ago, but was forced to retire from the sport after losing part of his forearm during a rally accident. He has been working hard on making a return and is tipped to potentially be involved in the 2018 F1 season after impressing during test races with Williams, but Vettel has questioned the timing of the decision from the Pole.

“I think it’s very tragic what happened to him back then," he said to SonntagsBlick.

"He was considered a future champion. However, I do not understand why he is now pushing for a comeback. Why did not he do this earlier? For him it would certainly be a nice story. On the other hand, it would be a pity for younger drivers, whom he would take away a drive."

During the interview, Vettel turned his attention to the upcoming Formula E sport, but it doesn't look like we will be seeing the German in an electric car anytime soon.

“For me, that’s not the future. Yes E-mobility is currently very popular throughout the world. But anyone who identifies with motor racing and is honest, can’t identify much with Formula E.

“First of all, the cars are not very fast,” he continues, and says: “Many drivers driving there have told me that driving is not actually very exciting."

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