Robert Kubica echoed the sentiments of race winner Lewis Hamilton in likening that Canadian Grand Prix to the hardest race he has participated in this year, luckily avoiding being stripped of his result after being summoned to the race stewards to discuss his near-collision with Adrian Sutil at the pit lane entrance.
“The six points I got this afternoon were my toughest points of the year," Robert told reporters after the race. "We chose to qualify on the Prime [harder compound] tyre yesterday and hoped it would be an advantage in the first part of the race, but unfortunately it didn’t work out.
“I had a close battle with Michael [Schumacher] after my first stop and then with Sutil before my second one. I was racing him on my in-lap and we were side-by-side before the last corner – I was on the right, so I backed off and pulled behind him to take my line for the pits, but he braked very early and hard. I had to go round him to avoid causing an accident."
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