Mercedes keen to work with Kubica

Robert Kubica tested a Mercedes DTM car at Valencia earlier this year

Robert Kubica tested a Mercedes DTM car at Valencia earlier this year

Mercedes chairman Toto Wolff says he would be willing to give Robert Kubica a Formula 1 test.

The German marque this week declined to comment on reports the Pole has been driving at the wheel of Mercedes’ sophisticated Formula 1 simulator at Brackley.

But Kubica, 28, did confirm the reports, prompting Wolff to admit that the former BMW and Renault driver is “helping” Mercedes.

“If there’s any chance of getting him back in a DTM touring car or Formula 1 cockpit, we’d love to do it,” he told the BBC. “Any team would love to have a Robert Kubica.”

Wolff clarified, however, that Kubica – whose right arm is still injured in the wake of his near-fatal 2011 crash – is now mainly focused on rallying.

“He is somebody I have known for 10 years but it’s absolutely his call how he wants to help us and his main focus is rallying,” he said. (GMM)