BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica has admitted that he won't change his driving style when he returns to Formula 1 despite the high-speed accident he suffered during the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month.

The Pole went off into the barriers at Montreal after making contact with the rear of Jarno Trulli's Toyota, destroying his car but luckily escaping serious injury.

Kubica wasn't passed fit to take part in the United States Grand Prix, bring replaced by Sebastien Vettel last weekend at Indianapolis, and will now aim to return to action at Magny-Cours - although he said he won't change how he races just because of the incident.

"No, definitely not," he said. "I always knew that with a single-seater and open wheels, an accident like this could happen. Also it can always happen again. This is the same for every driver and we are all aware of it. I feel what happened is more encouraging than worrying thanks to the outcome that you still can climb out without being hurt.

"The improved safety regulations from the FIA plus the 'safety first' approach of our BMW Sauber F1 team engineers and designers have made this possible. I would like to say a big personal thank you to all of them. If I had been born earlier I would have still wanted to race in Formula One, but most likely would have suffered injuries. I feel I am lucky to be racing in modern Formula One."

Admitting he has been 'bored doing nothing' Kubica added that he can't wait to get back behind the wheel - although it remains to be seen whether doctors will pass him fit to take part in the French Grand Prix next weekend.

"Well, as I said, I can't wait to race!" he said. "But whether I am allowed to or not is down to the decision of the official doctors, who I have to see before the race in Magny-Cours."

 

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