Kubica not giving up on title hope
|By Jonathan Noble and Steven English||Thursday, July 31st 2008, 13:04 GMT|
Robert Kubica says he hasn't given up hope of winning the championship this year and is looking to rebound from a recent dip in form at his "home" grand prix this weekend in Hungary.
The BMW Sauber driver hasn't finished in the top four since winning the Canadian Grand Prix at the beginning of June and now lies ten points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton, but he believes he still has a good chance of fighting for the title.
"The last two races have not been lucky for me, especially at Hockenheim. I was running fourth but the Safety Car changed it completely, some cars behind jumped to the front and they were on better tyres," he said.
"While there is still a mathematical chance to win, you have to try to give your maximum because things can change quickly. After the first race of the year, Hamilton had ten points and I had zero, but after seven races I was leading."
Kubica is hoping to turn things around in Hungary where he should have a lot of support, being the nearest race to Poland.
"It's kind of my home grand prix because it's the closest," he said. "In previous years I've had big support from them so I'm looking forward to a good race, a good atmosphere, and some good weather."