Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica compared racing in Formula E to “having sex with an inflated doll,” stating his preference for the noise and smell of petrol in traditional racing, to which former Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi humorously responded.
‣ Robert Kubica, a former Formula 1 driver, expressed his disinterest in Formula E, comparing it unfavorably to other racing classes.
‣ Kubica, who is currently racing in the World Endurance Championship, stated that he prefers racing vehicles that make noise and emit the smell of petrol.
‣ His comments were made during an Italian podcast, Gurulandia, where he revealed that he has turned down several offers to race in Formula E.
‣ Lucas di Grassi, a former Formula E champion, responded humorously to Kubica’s comments in an interview with German website Formel-e.
Robert Kubica, the ex-Formula 1 driver, seems to have some reservations about Formula E. He made a striking comparison between the electric class and other racing classes during an Italian podcast. Lucas di Grassi, a former Formula E champ, has now responded to Kubica’s comments.
The podcast, Gurulandia, had Kubica as a guest. Currently, he’s racing in the World Endurance Championship (WEC). They asked him if he’d ever thought about doing Formula E. His response? “I’m not against electric track cars, no,” he said. “In fact, I’ve had some various offers and I’ve refused a lot of money.”
Kubica continued, “No, no, for me, a track vehicle or a competitive vehicle, it must make noise.” He then made a rather unusual comparison, “It’s a bit like having s*x with an inflated doll.” He reminisced about the smell of petrol. “In 2006 in the pit lane, when Alonso’s Renault passed, there was that scent that reminded me of go-karts.”
Kubica’s views have reached the ears of those in Formula E. The German website Formel-e asked Di Grassi, the Brazilian racer, for his thoughts on Kubica’s comments. Di Grassi replied with a bit of humor, “First of all, I don’t know what it’s like to have sex with a rubber doll. If he knows that, there is something wrong with him.” Di Grassi couldn’t help but laugh at his own response.