MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

Kubica has a very simple ethos: he loves driving, loves doing what he's been genetically selected to do, the rest leaves him cold

4.45am, Singapore, seven hours after the end of the race and still the air feels like that inside a greenhouse: very hot, very moist. Robert Kubica is slumped against one of the concrete blocks between Turns 4 and 5 which in a few hours will become once more Raffles Boulevard. He's just completed his customary post-race run.

Imagine: he's just done a grand prix in the most horribly muggy heat imaginable, coped with the safety car coming out at the wrong time, losing him a place, then his rear tyres giving up, no one yet properly understanding the heavily revised BMW's characteristics. Two hours of that slog. But that's not enough for him. Some rehydration, a debrief, a walk back to the hotel, a shower and a meal later – he goes out for a run! Now that is dedication, that is someone who means it.

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