Robert Kubica has joined the growing ranks of formula one drivers who are also involved with teams in the lower categories of the sport.

Robert Kubica has joined the growing ranks of formula one drivers who are also involved with teams in the lower categories of the sport.

The BMW-Sauber racer is reported to have founded a karting team, in collaboration with the kart manufacturer Birel, with which he was successful during his own days in the junior class.

"I wished to do something active in the world of kart racing, the discipline which allowed me to stand out and take the path leading to F1, and which I still love," Kubica, 24 and from Poland, told his F1 team's website.

After his F1 testing duties in December, Kubica tested the new chassis.

It is said he intends to take a hands-on management role with his team, which is set to participate in major international events starting this year.

Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli are also involved with their own kart outfits, while Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella have teams in F3 and GP2 respectively.

 

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