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Kubica drives Mercedes simulator

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Robert Kubica also tested a DTM car for Mercedes earlier this year © Daimler

Robert Kubica has revealed that he has driven a Formula One simulator at the Mercedes headquarters.

Still yet to return to Formula One following the rallying accident in February 2011 which left him with life-threatening injuries, Kubica is competing in a full season of rallies this year to aid his physical recovery. Speaking at the Rally Azores, Kubica responded to reports that he had driven at Mercedes by confirming his presence but giving away no further details.

"I can say yes, I was there," he told Autosport. "But I cannot say how many times or how many laps I did. But there is this rumour to which I say, yes, I was in the Mercedes F1 simulator in the past."

Having led early on, Kubica finished the Rally Azores in sixth place overall after recovering from a roll on Friday.