Former F1 driver Robert Kubica says he is happy with his performance on Rally Sweden, even if he did fail to score any points.

Kubica, like in Monte Carlo last month, for the 2015 WRC season opener, again showed flashes of pace and moved up to eighth overall on Friday afternoon, after setting the third fastest time in SS6.

However, any hope of finishing in the top-ten vanished soon after, with technical problems forcing him to limp through the remaining stages on day one with front-wheel drive only. That dropped him down to 22nd, costing him more than 6.5 minutes.

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With his car fixed on Saturday though, the Pole was back on the pace and he even won SS17 in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC, hauling himself back up to 15th, before a 5 minute penalty - incurred when it was discovered that the turbo on his engine exceeded the maximum permitted boost - undid all his hard work.

Kubica eventually finished 19th, more than 7 minutes off a place in the points.

"It was a good rally for us," he insisted. "This rally I haven't done any mistakes.

"Unfortunately we were not able to finish in the points due to the problem [on Friday], but overall I am happy with my performance," he added.