Mar.10 (GMM) Robert Kubica thinks F1 drivers like himself and former world champion Fernando Alonso are still struggling to adapt to life without Michelin tyres.
The Polish driver, who races for BMW Sauber, told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo that the French supplier's withdrawal from formula one at the end of 2006 was "instrumental" in the shift in the balance of power last year.El Mundo asked Kubica, who is 23, if he thinks Alonso is the same driver now that he - along with every other rival in pit lane - is equipped with Bridgestone's control tyres."No. What happened (in 2005 and 2006) was that Fernando got the absolute maximum out of his driving style with Michelin. The same with me."I believe that, with the change (of tyre supplier), we have lost something that we used to have in our pockets," he added.