Robert Kubica awarded with 2008 Lorenzo Bandini trophy 

Written by David on May 19th, 2008 at 10:11 amLast Update: May 19th, 2008 at 10:13 am

Robert Kubica“I’ve never enjoyed so much going so slow!”, Robert Kubica has joked with reporters shortly after his impressive parade on the hills of Brisighella in Italy, where the Pole driver has been awarded with the ‘Lorenzo Baldini‘ Trophy; a trophy dedicated to the Ferrari driver died in a tragic crash during the Monaco Grand Prix back in 1967.

Kubica, had accepted the organisers’ idea to reach the award ceremony by driving his F1.08 for 11 kilometres from Faenza to Brisighella, Bandini’s home town. “I’ve managed to shift up even to the seventh gear and I am really glad to have seen so many fans, it doesn’t happen often to bring an F1 car among the streets,” he commented.

Robert hasn’t been surprised by the huge amount of fans from Poland arrived in Brisighella.”We are everywhere, I’even saw Poles in China” he said. The Pole, however, had to abort the planned burn-out in Brisighella’s central square due to the unexpected number of fans.

On the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix, Kubica seemed confident: “Last year we had a car which suited better to the streets of the Principality, but we were penalised by a wrong race strategy. We were full of fuel as we were expecting a Safety Car which never took the track. This year is different – he added – the F1.08 suits less Monte Carlo’s streets. It will be crucial to start the race as ahead as possible in the grid and be very careful in the first turn.”

Referring to the new lighting system installed in Monaco’s tunnel, Kubica said: “I believe that we will need just a lap around the circuit to get confident with the tunnel’s new lights.”

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