Robert Kubica has admitted he wants to race again next year but if not would welcome the chance to work as a test driver for Ferrari. The Pole has held initial talks with Ferrari about working for them in 2019 as a development driver, where he would test cars and regularly operate in the race simulator.
Kubica has been attempting to get back into Formula 1 in recent years after recovering from a serious arm injury sustained in a rally crash in 2011 and he remains keen on getting back on the grid for someone next season.
However, he knows it remains a long shot and was passed over by Williams when they were looking for a replacement for Felipe Massa 12 months ago, instead landing the role as their reserve and development driver for this year.
The 33-year-old says he would ideally land a racing position for 2019 but admits the chance to work for Ferrari behind the scenes would also help him achieve a dream of representing the Scuderia in F1.
“There are conversations. If there is a chance to wear red overalls even for a short test, then for me one of the biggest dreams of my life comes true,” Kubica told Auto Motor and Sport.
“I’ve been close to it once, but I did not get there because of my accident. I’m not saying it’s happening, but if there’s a chance, I will think about it.
“It would be nice to be able to race next year, but the comeback would have to be right. I don’t want to force anything.
“It should be the reward for a long journey. It’s got to be about the environment and the people I work with.”