Robert Kubica is looking to build upon his season best result of fourth place in the Spanish Grand Prix with an equally strong performance in the fifth round of the Formula 1 season at Monaco.

Returning to the circuit he last raced on in 2005 whilst competing in the Renault World Series, Kubica is hoping for a better weekend than last year when he had his running restricted by various mechanical issues whilst as BMW's Friday test driver.

Nonetheless, having moved up to sixth in the championship standings following his sixth place finish in Bahrain and fourth in Spain, Kubica is confident of more points in Monaco, the Pole using the equally high-downforce Albert Park in Australia as an indicator of what to expect.

"From a driver's point of view the Monaco Grand Prix is something really special in the Formula One calendar," he said. "There's very little room for error and you're driving at the limit virtually the whole time. You can't afford to slip up on these narrow streets.

"I've raced in Monte Carlo in the World Series by Renault, but this year it will be an experience for me to appear there for the first time in a Formula One race. In 2006 I drove on Friday at the GP, but not very much because of technical problems.

"For the first time since the start of the season in Melbourne, high downforce is required again, and that's another reason why I'm looking forward to Monaco. It's going to be a real challenge and I can't wait to see how well we do. In the past I've always managed all right on city circuits."



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