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personalia

Polish
7 December 1984 (34)
Ottorino Volonterio (7 December 1917)
John Love (7 December 1924)
Hernando da Silva Ramos (7 December 1925)

statistics

1 (1.3%)
12 (15.6%)
1 (2008 Bahrain International Circuit) (1.3%)
0 (0%)
1st (2008 Canadian Grand Prix)
6
77
77
273 (3.5 points per race avg)
4258
74 ) (1.7%)
1 (1.3%)
12 (15.6%)
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
2019 Australian 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.


source: Wikipedia

seasons

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

finishing positions

grid positions

wins

# event constructor
1 2008 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve round 7 BMW Sauber

pole positions

# event constructor
1 2008 Bahrain International Circuit 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

After the late arrival of its new FW42 led to a disrupted pre-season programme, Williams was firmly last in the pecking order throughout all of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.<br>Russell trailed Kubica in first practice but was ahead in every session after that, going on to finish a lap up on the Polish driver, who had broken his front wing at the start.<br>“From a personal ...

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Williams has endured a tough start to the year, with its new FW42 having been finished late and by far the slowest car on the grid.<br>But although Kubica wants more than to just be a backmarker in F1, he says the personal satisfaction of having returned to grand prix racing from injury and the fun he gets from driving outweigh the negatives of his current situation.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com if ...

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The Pole was taking part in his first F1 race since the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although any hopes of a good result were dashed at the first corner when a collision with Pierre Gasly broke his front wing.<br>But that was not the only incident that the Williams driver had to battle through, as he eventually came home 17th and last.<br>Speaking about his afternoon, Kubica said the first worry ...

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Although Williams has been stuck to the bottom of the timesheets throughout the Melbourne weekend, Kubica said before he hit the wall at Turn 10 in Q1 that there had actually been signs of some progress.<br>"It has been quite complicated for different reasons," said Kubica, who qualified last after the wall hit gave him a puncture.<br>"I think qualifying was difficult with the general feeling in ...

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The returning grand prix winner completed his first full day of driving on a grand prix weekend since 2010, but Williams's struggles meant he ended it four seconds off the pace.<br>Kubica said he struggled for "overall grip" in the opening session and even though it felt "better" in the second, he was hampered by what is believed to be minor floor damage.<br>"Unfortunately second practice was ...

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On the eve of his first season as an F1 driver since 2010, Kubica's remarkable comeback was recognised by Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel during today's FIA press conference.<br>Following a flood of tributes to Charlie Whiting, Ricciardo helped lighten the mood through a cute back-and-forth with Sebastian Vettel about Australian accents, and referencing ...

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The troublesome FW41 caused Williams to finish last in the teams’ championship in 2018, while its successor, the FW42, started pre-season testing late.<br>However, now that Williams has begun to catch up on its lost mileage, Lowe says the early indicators from race driver Kubica are the car is definitely an improvement.<br>“Robert has a lot more experience of last year’s car than George ...

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Delays to the build of the FW42 led to Williams skipping the first two days of testing, but the Grove-based team seemed to recover with some significant mileage in the second week.<br>But while Kubica logged a respectable 90 laps on the final day and posed his fastest lap of the pre-season with a 1m18.993s, the Polish driver was left clearly dissatisfied with how his Friday had unfolded.<br>"We ...

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Williams missed the first two days of pre-season running after its test car build was delayed.<br>Although he completed 130 laps on Wednesday – the joint-highest with McLaren’s Carlos Sainz for the day – Kubica says the team is still yet to conduct work “from a driver point of view”.<br>“Today was a productive day from one side but from another side maybe not because time is running ...

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The Grove-based team missed the first two days of running due to delays with the production of car parts and only took to the track for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.<br>Williams said on Wednesday that it was still waiting for car parts to begin aero work.<br>Kubica made his debut at the wheel of the car on Thursday morning before handing it over to teammate George Russell for the ...

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Kubica first drove for Williams in Abu Dhabi, but after analysing the candidates, the Grove outfit opted to take Sergey Sirotkin for this season.<br>However, Kubica's performances in FP1 sessions and testing in 2018 convinced the team to hire him as George Russell's teammate.<br>"It's never that easy to chose drivers on a technical basis," said Lowe.<br>"And actually if you look in the past very ...

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Williams announced Kubica's full-time F1 return last year, ending an eight-year absence after his life-threatening 2011 rally crash that left him with severe arm injuries.<br>In the first phase of his F1 career, the 33-year old won the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix and racked up 76 race starts.<br>Though Kubica has held a reserve driver role with Williams in 2018, as well as testing for Renault in '17 ...

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Kubica was understood to be in talks to take up a simulator position with Ferrari following the departure of its reserve drivers Antonio Giovinazzi and Daniil Kvyat to Sauber and Toro Rosso respectively. <br>The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner opted instead to sign a deal to make his F1 race return next year with Williams, where he will be partnered with George Russell.<br>"I knew what I would ...

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Next March, eight years after the rally accident that almost severed his right arm, Williams signing Kubica will end an absence from the F1 grid stretching back to 2010.<br>The Pole, who will be 35, tested for Renault and Williams in 2017 as he eyed a 2018 drive but had to settle for a Williams development role for this season, which he has turned into a 2019 race seat.<br>Kubica said he has heard ...

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Kubica will race in F1 for the first time since the 2010 as he has been partnered with George Russell in Williams’s race line-up for next season. The 2019 cars will feature new wings, brake ducts and bargeboards as part of a raft of aerodynamic rule changes aimed at making it easier for cars to follow each other. “I have quite a lot of experience with racing, in F1, so I know what it ...

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Kubica will race in F1 for the first time since the 2010 as he has been partnered with George Russell in Williams’s race line-up for next season. The 2019 cars will feature new wings, brake ducts and bargeboards as part of a raft of aerodynamic rule changes aimed at making it easier for cars to follow each other. “I have quite a lot of experience with racing, in F1, so I know what it ...

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Kubica will be back on the grid in 2019 after an absence of more than eight years, having won his battle to return to F1 following the early-2011 rally crash that almost severed his right arm. He has signed for Williams at the end of a year in which it recorded the worst constructors’ championship finish in its history, after placing last of the 10 teams. “Robert has done a great job for ...

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Kubica will be back on the grid in 2019 after an absence of more than eight years, having won his battle to return to F1 following the early-2011 rally crash that almost severed his right arm. He has signed for Williams at the end of a year in which it recorded the worst constructors’ championship finish in its history, after placing last of the 10 teams. “Robert has done a great job for ...

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Kubica's deal to race with Williams alongside Formula 2 points leader George Russell for next season was formally announced on Thursday. He will take part in his third practice session of 2018 following his outings in Spain and Austria. "I will be driving tomorrow in FP1, which was already planned and agreed at the beginning of the year," said Kubica. "It has nothing to do with [the ...

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As reported by Motorsport.com, the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner will partner George Russell at Williams in 2019 and end an absence from the F1 grid of more than eight years. Kubica has not raced in F1 since the 2010 season finale, having suffered severe injuries to his right arm in a rally crash in early '11. Securing a 2019 drive means Kubica completes a stunning comeback from the ...

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An announcement is expected early in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend. Williams's decision to bring Robert Kubica into its race team means he will make an incredible return to the F1 grid eight years after the rallying accident in Italy that left him with severe arm injuries and interrupted his racing career. Motorsport.com learned earlier this month that Kubica had moved to the top of ...

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Kubica has some backing in place for a potential F1 race seat next year, and is a contender to replace Sergey Sirotkin and slot in alongside the already-confirmed George Russell at the Grove-based team. It’s believed that, with other options such as Esteban Ocon not working out for Williams and an expected title sponsorship deal with Rich Energy going to Haas instead, the Pole is now top of ...

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The one-time grand prix winner has not given up returning to the F1 grid with Williams in 2019, having missed out on a sensational comeback this year.  Kubica sustained career-changing injuries in a rally accident in early 2011 and has not raced in F1 since, but his incredible recovery led to testing for Renault and Williams last year and he secured some financial backing to help land a 2018 ...

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The Enstone outfit's deputy team principal Claire Williams has made it clear that Kubica remains on the shortlist, even suggesting on Thursday that the Pole would be a "fantastic" teammate for incoming rookie George Russell. Although encouraged by her comments, Kubica insists that he doesn't want to miss out on other opportunities by holding out for the race seat. "If she said this, maybe ...

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Kubica is one of several drivers on the shortlist for the second seat at the team, along with Esteban Ocon. The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner has tested for Williams on several occasions this year and driven in two free practice sessions, and has made a fresh push to secure a bigger budget for 2019. Ocon meanwhile could get the nod if the team can source the funding to run him independent ...

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