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Kubica Predicting Weather Lottery At Interlagos

Robert Kubica has said he is predicting a lottery over the weather conditions at the forthcoming Brazilian Grand Prix is previous races are anything to go by.

The Polish driver believes that anything is possible in the penultimate round of the season, where Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel all go head to head in their attempts to gain a points lead into the final race of the season in their hopes to win the World Championship.

Kubica, who scored a surprise podium finish last year with BMW, is hoping for another surprise good result this weekend.

“Brazil is a bit of a strange track and it’s really difficult to predict how we will perform,” said Kubica in a team preview.

“There is a long straight out of the last corner where the F-duct will give us lots of gain and this is also where the power of the engine will be important.

“I think that we might have a lottery with the weather because Brazil gets unsettled conditions at this time of year, so it’s likely we will have some wet running, as we did in 2009.

“When it rains the track has very poor grip and you have to be lucky to get the perfect balance with the car.”

He added: “I had a good result there last year, which came as a big surprise. It will be difficult to repeat it this year, but as I said the weather can play a big role at Interlagos and anything can happen there.”

 

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