WRC » Kubica: There was a sudden change of grip...


Robert Kubica: Just before [the crash] the grip was really good, but there was also a lot of mud on the stage. We went into the corner, the front went straight, we hit a bridge and unfortunately that was the end of our rally.

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Cobalt

January 18, 2014 1:16 PM

So lack of experience, one way of leaning, he will be able to judge the conditions better next time.

Without exprience he can either go cautiously in the begining then increase the speed or keep up with the leaders pace and go furter with each race. The second means there will be lot of crashes now but some stage or maybe rally wins.
The frst: no wins this year and more gradual, safer learning.

Lesson from this rally, Kubica can/will win a WRC!

cassyo

January 18, 2014 2:45 PM

In theory, of course, he can still take the gradual way, as it was the case in his F1 career . However, it seems that he feels the time has simply gone for such an approach .
Therefore, somehow under pressure, the win or bin policy might result in the undesired way, more often than none.

kpcart

January 18, 2014 5:35 PM

cassyo: In theory, of course, he can still take the gradual way, as it was the case in his F1 career . However, it seems that he feels the time has simply gone for such an approach .
Therefore, somehow under pressure, the win or bin policy might result in the undesired way, more often than none.


kubcia does not have a win or bin mentalitiy. his goal for this year was to win 1 stage (he won 2 at monte carlo). his goal for this rally was just to finish and gain experience.

Cobalt

January 18, 2014 9:52 PM

@kpcart
Kubica said that he just wanted to finish and gain experience but then he won two stages and was matching Ogiers pace! He was going for a win, no mistake here. You dont go as fast as experienced,last year champion if you just want to finish.

richard

January 18, 2014 9:59 PM

kubica has had a number of incidents. it appears that whereas his reactions are quick, he still lacks feeling and mobility in his hand, and this is handicapping him. he needs to slow down a fraction, and drive within the limits of his current ability. step by step can produce more consistent results

kpcart

January 19, 2014 1:09 PM

Cobalt: @kpcart
Kubica said that he just wanted to finish and gain experience but then he won two stages and was matching Ogiers pace! He was going for a win, no mistake here. You dont go as fast as experienced,last year champion if you just want to finish.


all that tells me is that you can not accept that kubica is actually fast. after he did those 2 stages, he said he will re-assess his goals for the season, but not for the race. there are many haters of Kubica in the rally world, because he is jumping the queue in his rise to fame. he has finished 10 of his last 13 rallies ( contested were 2 ERC, 7 WRC2, 2 WRC and 2 national rallies). he won 7 of those (5 wrc2, 1 erc and 1 national). Kubica is working his way up the correct way, not like Raikonnen did and jumped straight into the deep end of wrc. in comparison Raikonnonen in his WRC career of 2 years (longer then Kubicas total rally career), won 1 stage. in this rally Kubica was consistently demolishing h

Cobalt

January 19, 2014 1:57 PM
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kpcart, You are overreacting a bit and reading something that is not there.
I not only accept that Kubica is fast but I am astonished how fast he is! I thought it would take him half a year to match top 5s pace but he matched Ogiers pace straight away!!! Amazing!!! I thought there was a mistake in live timing when I saw his time on the first OS.
I didnt notice that there are Kubica haters (?) Different people favour different driers, thats all.

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