Ex-F1 star rejected big offers as it would be like ‘bonking inflatable doll’

Former F1 star Robert Kubica has turned down lucrative offers to race in Formula E – because he reckons it would be like bonking an inflatable doll.

The Polish driver was hot property in the late 2000s and early 2010s, driving for BMW Sauber and Renault, with many branding him a future world champion. But his career, and life, was put at risk when he suffered a horrifying rally driving crash in 2011, which almost saw him lose his right arm.

Kubica battled back to fitness and had a season with F1 backmarkers Williams in 2019 before leaving the struggling team. At 38, he remains active in other forms of motorsport and is set to race a Ferrari hypercar in the World Endurance Championship in 2024.

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However, he won’t racing in the Formula E series anytime soon, judging by recent comments. Kubica, a racing purist, said the lack of noise created by the all-electric cars is a really turn-off .

He told the Gurulandia podcast: "I am not against having electric cars on a circuit, but I have had several offers and I have rejected a lot of money. For me, a competitive car must make noise. I have a saying, which I think is wrong to say too loudly, but running there is a bit like having sex with an inflatable doll.

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