Robert Kubica is another driver currently trying to lose weight ahead of the 2009 season, the Swiss specialist publication Motorsport Aktuell claims.

Robert Kubica is another driver currently trying to lose weight ahead of the 2009 season, the Swiss specialist publication Motorsport Aktuell claims.

The pole, who at 184cm is among the tallest drivers on the grid, shed several kilograms ahead of the 2008 season.

But Motorsport Aktuell reports that the 24-year-old gained back most of the weight - six or seven kilograms - during the course of the season, when training and diet programmes are harder to follow due to the rigours of the sport's racing season.

Kubica therefore currently weighs 72kg, but has targeted a loss of 5kg which he can then maintain throughout the year.

The Swiss publication said Toyota's Timo Glock also wants to lose 5 kilos, while Williams' technical director Sam Michael is quoted as saying: "Nico Rosberg has lost two kilos this winter."

 

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