Robert Kubica will head into the inaugural Korean Grand Prix brimful of confidence, after using the last weekend to fine-tune his skills in his other passion, rallying.

Robert Kubica finished third outright in the Rallye d'Antibes The Renault driver took part in the Rallye d’Antibes – an event on the FIA European Rally Championship – at the wheel of a Renault Clio S1600, finishing in third place overall.

Described by Auto Hebdo has “an excellent performance”, the Pole outpaced many superior S2000-class cars and took three separate stage wins, winning the A6 class outright.

A month ago, he’d also taken a class victory in the Rally d’Alipi Orientali.

One of the revelations of the 2010 F1 season, Kubica has been widely acknowledged for his stellar efforts in the Renault R30, tragically retiring his car while running in second place at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Would it be unreasonable to expect Robert to follow in the footsteps of Kimi Räikkönen and venture into rallying once he pulls up stumps on his F1 career? On the basis of this form, it’s certainly a possibility…

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.