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personalia

Polish
7 December 1984 (35)
Ottorino Volonterio (7 December 1917)
John Love (7 December 1924)
Hernando da Silva Ramos (7 December 1925)

statistics

1 (1%)
12 (12.4%)
1 (2008 Bahrain International Circuit) (1%)
0 (0%)
1st (2008 Canadian Grand Prix)
6
97
94
274 (2.8 points per race avg)
5382
74 ) (1.4%)
1 (1%)
14 (14.4%)
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

about Robert Kubica

Robert Józef Kubica (Polish pronunciation: [?r?b?rt ku?bit?sa] ( listen); born 7 December 1984) is a Polish current rally and former Formula 1 racing driver. He became the first Polish driver to compete in Formula One. Between 2006 and 2009 he drove for the BMW Sauber F1 team, promoted from test driver to race driver during 2006. In June 2008, Kubica took his maiden Formula One victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, becoming the first Polish driver to win a Formula One race.

On 6 February 2011, Kubica was seriously injured in a crash at the Ronde di Andora rally, in which his right forearm was partially severed. He was taking part in the rally for personal enjoyment. Kubica told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport in a bedside interview that he could feel the fingers in his right hand and was determined to make a swift return to Formula One in 2011. Since his return to good health, however, he initially stated that a return to Formula One would be "nearly impossible" because of his injury. Since then, he has taken part in two tests with his former team Renault, admitting that a Formula One return in the near future was not an impossibility, with Renault team boss Cyril Abiteboul labelling Kubica as an 'option' for 2018.

Kubica returned to racing in September 2012, winning a minor rally in Italy. Kubica was named one of "The Men of the Year 2012" by Top Gear magazine for his return to auto racing. In 2013, he drove for Citroën in the European and World Rally-2 Championships. He went on to win the inaugural WRC-2 title, and moved to the WRC championship full-time in 2014, driving a Ford Fiesta RS WRC prepared by M-Sport.


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seasons

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2019,

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2008 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 BMW Sauber

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix round 3 BMW Sauber

teams & teammates

season teammate
2006 Nick Heidfeld
Jacques Villeneuve
BMW Sauber compare 2006
2007 Nick Heidfeld
Sebastian Vettel
BMW Sauber compare 2007
2008 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber compare 2008
2009 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber compare 2009
2010 Vitaly Petrov
Renault compare 2010
2019 George Russell
Williams compare 2019

news

The Pole drove in the morning session – the only driver to log a best lap with Pirelli's softest C5 tyres – before handing the C39 to race driver Kimi Raikkonen for the afternoon session.<br>His time remained unbeaten.<br>Kubica said he was impressed by the way the Hinwil team has reacted since last week's test.<br>"I think we have something in the pocket, and we have definitely some new parts ...

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Kubica’s 1m16.942s time, set during the morning session on a set of the C5 tyres, was out of reach for the drivers participating in the afternoon – in which only Haas’s Romain Grosjean carried over from the morning. <br>Having suffered from a spin early on in the session at the last chicane, Kubica bolted on the softest tyre compound to post his quickest time of the day – which ...

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Kubica’s best lap – a 1m16.942s – was set on the C5 tyres, the softest in Pirelli’s pre-season selection, with Gasly ending up 0.598s adrift on the slightly harder C4 rubber.<br>On another sunny day at the Barcelona track, McLaren’s Carlos Sainz led the field out of the pits when the session got underway at 9am local time.<br>Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel shared the top ...

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Kubica was announced as Alfa's reserve F1 driver last month, shortly after he left Williams at the end of the 2019 season.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Alfa Romeo F1 team rebranded as Kubica joins in reserve role<br><br><br>The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner will drive Alfa's 2020 challenger on the first morning of winter testing on Wednesday, before handing over to Antonio Giovinazzi for the ...

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Kubica had publicly stated last year that he wishes to have a dual programme in 2020, with an F1 third driver role paired with a DTM race seat being his ideal scenario.<br>The Polish driver was part of BMW's line-up for post-season testing at Jerez in December, and Motorsport.com understands that Kubica's contract with Alfa Romeo allows him in principle to race for BMW in the category.<br>The ...

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Equipped with the grid's slowest car last year, Kubica struggled to produce consistent performances, particularly over one lap as he was shut out by rookie squadmate George Russell in qualifying.<br>The current Pirelli rubber, which has what is often described as a narrow operating window for temperature, is widely regarded as one of the key factors determining performance in modern F1 - but ...

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Kubica made his return to the F1 grid with Williams in 2019 following a long absence triggered by his life-threatening rally crash eight years prior.<br>The 35-year-old scored Williams' sole point in what proved a miserable season for the Grove-based team, and made way for Nicholas Latifi in Williams' driver line-up for 2020.<br>Kubica was instead courted by the likes of Haas and Racing Point for ...

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Kubica's arm was partially severed in a rallying accident in 2011, which kept him on the F1 sidelines for eight years until he joined Williams for 2019.<br>His comeback coincided with a dreadful season for Williams, and Kubica, whose 10th-place finish in the German Grand Prix marked the team's only point all year, was outqualified 21-0 by teammate George Russell.<br>Kubica said that although the ...

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The 35-year-old grand prix winner made his full-time return to F1 this year as part of the struggling Williams outfit, and though he was shut out in qualifying by rookie squadmate George Russell, he scored the Grove-based team's sole point of the campaign.<br>He announced he would be leaving the team towards the end of the season, and will be replaced by Formula 2 racer Nicholas Latifi.<br>Sought ...

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Russell outpacing Kubica by half a second en route to 19th on the grid in Abu Dhabi meant he completed a rare whitewash in qualifying head-to-head over a season against the Polish F1 returnee.<br>And while Kubica was within half a tenth of Russell's best time in both Bahrain and China, he would never get that close again for the rest of the year, ending up with a median deficit of 0.488s to his ...

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Kubica, who made his comeback to grand prix racing this year after managing an unlikely recovery from a career-threatening injury, will be replaced by Nicholas Latifi in Williams' line-up for 2020.<br>Instead, Kubica has sought an F1 test and simulator role going forward, and has been in talks with Haas, which confirmed earlier this month it had made him an offer.<br>It is understood, however ...

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Verstappen had just made his first stop at Interlagos but had to jam on the brakes as he neared the end of the pitlane when Kubica was let out of the Williams pit in to his path.<br>Speaking after the race, Kubica made clear he was unaware about Verstappen being there and fully understood how frustrating it must have been for the Dutchman.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com if he had seen his rival ...

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The Pole was on his first flying lap ot he Interlagos weekend, having given his car to Nicholas Latifi for FP1, when his Williams snapped out of control in what he called a "nasty way".<br>It struck an unprotected Armco barrier with the left front.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Brazilian GP: Vettel pips Leclerc by 0.021s in second practice<br>Albon not to blame for FP1 crash, says ...

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Kubica will leave Williams at the end of the season, and while he has been linked to a DTM drive, he's known to be speaking to Haas about a test and development role.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Haas in talks with Kubica over test/simulator role<br>Audi reveals talks with Kubica's management<br><br><br>The 34-year-old confirmed that he would be unlikely to accept an F1 role solely devoted to ...

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After the Russian Grand Prix, Kubica made clear his frustration after he was told to retire a healthy car from the race in order to conserve parts.<br>In Japan, the Pole wanted to stick with a new front wing design that he had felt comfortable with on Friday.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Kubica says Williams 'crossed boundaries' by removing wing<br>Williams explains why it parked Kubica in ...

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Both Kubica and teammate George Russell had turns running the sole example of Williams's upgraded front wing during opening Suzuka practice on Friday.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Williams trials experimental front wing in Suzuka<br><br><br>Kubica was more positive about it, and it was kept on his car for second practice.<br>He said his expectation was that he would keep the wing for delayed ...

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The Polish driver crashed out in the early stages of Q1 at Suzuka after dropping a wheel on to the grass on the run down to the start-finish straight.<br>His Williams car ran off into the barriers and was too badly damaged to get fixed in time for the start of the race.<br>Williams confirmed immediately after qualifying that it was attempting to build up a new chassis for him, but was facing a ...

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Kubica also distanced himself from sponsor PKN Orlen, who last week issued a statement saying that it had asked Williams for clarification on Kubica's retirement in Sochi, and hinting at potential contractual issues.<br>Russell crashed in the race due to a wheel retention issue, and because the Englishman had also suffered damage to two front wings the previous weekend in Singapore, Williams ...

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Ever since the start of the year, Kubica has pushed for more of the steering wheel controls to be shifted to the left-hand side of the wheel, because his injured right hand does not have as much flexibility to use buttons and dials.<br>But amid the team's struggles to get on top of a tricky car, its focus has been on trying to improve its chassis and aerodynamics rather than sorting out the wheel ...

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Russell crashed on lap 27 in Sochi, shortly after making a pitstop. The team decided to call Kubica in and retire him a lap later, citing the need to conserve parts. Kubica’s sponsor PKN Orlen has subsequently queried the reason for retiring the Polish driver’s car, while hinting that it believes that the team may have breached its contractual obligations.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Sponsor ...

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In the Sochi race, Williams driver George Russell crashed out on lap 28 after he locked up due to what the team described as an unspecified issue.<br>Just a lap later Kubica was brought into the pits and retired. Observers assumed that he was stopped for precautionary safety reasons, given that the exact reason for Russell's incident might need investigation.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Russell would ...

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It had appealed the 30-second penalties that dropped Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi from seventh and eighth to 12th and 13th, but post-race time penalties are not among the punishments that can be appealed under F1 rules.<br>Though Alfa sporting director Beat Zehnder said last month that the team would not be risking the appeal approach unless it felt it had "some arguments to win" with, on ...

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The Polish driver announced in Singapore last weekend that he would be leaving Williams at the end of this season following a comeback campaign in grand prix racing.<br>DTM emerged as one of his options after Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass revealed he had spoken to Kubica’s management team about a potential drive.<br>While Kubica has played down those discussions – suggesting he does not ...

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Kubica announced ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix that he would be leaving Williams at the end of the season, although he had not made his mind up what he wanted to do.<br>While he has been linked with other racing series including DTM, the likelihood is that he will want to retain some ties with F1.<br>Steiner has revealed that he is discussions with the former grand prix winner about a role for ...

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