BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica will return to the scene of his Formula 1 debut next weekend, when the circus heads to Hungary for the eleventh round in the 2007 championship.

Kubica stunned many in the sport twelve months ago when he made his debut for the BMW Sauber team at the Hungaroring, replacing 1997 world champion, Jacques Villeneuve.

The Pole immediately made his mark and out-qualified his team-mate Nick Heidfeld in practice and then survived two spins in a rain-hit race to claim seventh place overall. Sadly his BMW-Sauber was found to be underweight after post-race scrutineering and his points-scoring debut was wiped out, but still he had made his 'point'.

His stock has continued to rise this year too and while Heidfeld has kept up and has notched up more points to date, Kubica continues to shine and thus far this season he has scored points in six events, including the last three races in succession.

Speaking ahead of the Hungarian GP, Kubica noted that he is looking forward to the event, especially as it is a 'home' race of sorts for him: "It is good to be back in Hungary because I made my F1 debut there last year. I feel my first full season in Formula 1 will be completed," he noted. "I am really looking forward to it, especially because it is close to my home country, so probably a lot of people will come."

Asked about the track, Kubica added that he quite likes the 'ring, even if it is slow and not massively popular with most of his colleagues: "Honestly, I like the track. It is special because nearly all the time you have some steering angle, so you never have a break and the straights are very short," he explained.

"I think it is a difficult track, but we performed very well in Monaco [which is similar] so I hope our performance in Hungary will be at least as good or even better."

As for the heat, which is usually a factor at the Hungarian Grand Prix, the Pole is not concerned as he tested for two days at Jerez last week, when it was also very hot.

"If it is hot I will be well prepared for this following the Jerez test as I was driving there on all the days. I am not really worried about it," he summed-up. "Of course it will make life harder and specially for tyre usage and degradation, but let's see what happens. Last year we were testing for very hot conditions and it was under 20 degrees and raining, so anything can happen."

 

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