No paddock cameo for Kubica in Monaco – manager image

(Inautonews.com/GMM) Robert Kubica is in Monaco this weekend but he will not be making an appearance in the F1 paddock.

Blick newspaper has pointed out that the injured Pole’s Monte Carlo apartment is within half a kilometre of the famous street circuit.

But the Renault driver’s manager Daniele Morelli told Swiss reporter Roger Benoit: “Robert is not coming to the paddock.

“The hype would be too big, even if Robert has left the wheelchair and is making his first steps. He is also using a pen with his right hand now.”

Morelli said Kubica, 26, is doing five hours of rehabilitation training every day.

But he told grandprix.com that despite Renault owner Gerard Lopez’s recent comments, Kubica will not return this year to do a Friday practice session.

“When Robert comes back it will be to compete for podiums, not to drive in Friday sessions. It is not in our plans at all,” said Morelli.

“What is the need to do that? He could test a GP2 car when he’s ready,” he added.