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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 (1.1%)
12 (13.3%)
1 (2008 Bahrain International Circuit) (1.1%)
0 (0%)
1st (2008 Canadian Grand Prix)
6
90
88
274 (3 points per race avg)
5020
74 ) (1.5%)
1 (1.1%)
12 (13.3%)
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
2019 Italian 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

Latifi joined Williams as reserve driver for 2019 and has taken part in three Friday practice sessions so far. <br>He is fighting for the Formula 2 title and is on course qualify for a superlicence as he has won four races and is currently second in the standings.<br>Latifi believes that testing for Force India and Williams, plus his Friday practice outings, has made him ready for F1 in 2020 and ...

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Russell stepped up to F1 this season after back-to-back titles in GP3 and Formula 2, but Williams has struggled and kept the British driver and returning F1 race winner Kubica in an almost exclusive battle at the back.<br>Mercedes protege Russell has outpaced Kubica in every qualifying session so far, while Kubica’s struggles have led to constant suggestions – mainly from his home country in ...

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The Pole, returning to F1 this season after an absence of nine years, has struggled to match teammate George Russell in most of the races held so far.<br>Kubica feels that his life would be much easier if he was able to get more a consistent car every weekend.<br>Asked by Motorsport.com to describe the first half of the season, Kubica said: "It has been complicated. Overall there are a few things ...

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While Russell emerged as one of the stars of qualifying at the Hungaroring, narrowly missing out on a first Q2 appearance as Williams enjoyed its most competitive session of the season, Kubica struggled and will start the race last.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Russell says run to 16th felt like a "pole lap"<br><br><br>Kubica has qualified slowest at every race so far in 2019, but is not sure why he ...

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Last weekend at Hockenheim was his first wet-weather F1 start in nine years and he likened the experience to his sojourn in rallying.<br>“I forgot how much spray there is and how visibility is poor,” said Kubica, who earned Williams' first point of the season after penalties for the two Alfa Romeo cars. <br>“I did night stages in rally cars with fog. And when you’re switching off the ...

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The drivers were penalised for an offence related to the way the clutch of the cars operated during the wet standing start, which was deemed to have potentially mimicked traction control in the tricky conditions.<br>The penalty - equivalent to an in-race stop-and-go - was the same as that which which be given for a false start.<br>Alfa boss Fred Vasseur has confirmed to Motorsport.com that the ...

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During overnight preparations ahead of qualifying at Hockenheim, Williams found that parts of the car needed to be repaired – but that work could not be completed at the track.<br>A decision was taken to switch the Pole to a new chassis, which meant Williams breaking F1’s curfew restrictions to get the car built up in time.<br>There is no penalty for the chassis change, because the official ...

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Kubica, who was running a new aero package on his FW42, said that the issue compromised his day, as he lost time in the garage.<br>“We didn’t have an easy today, compromised already on the installation lap,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com. “We’ll have to revise everything and fix some parts in order that they stay attached to the car. It’s the second weekend in a row that ...

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As well as Williams facing competitive struggles, which prompted the departure of technical chief Paddy Lowe, Kubica has struggled to match the impressive pace of teammate George Russell.<br>The disparity in performance between the pair has helped fuel wild rumours that the Williams drivers were not getting equal equipment, and there has been more recent speculation that Kubica could be dropped ...

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Kubica's grand prix racing comeback in Australia this year marked his first start since the 2010 season finale, after the rally crash in early 2011 that led to the partial amputation of his forearm.<br>He landed an F1 test and development role with Williams last year which became a race drive for 2019, but the team's car is comfortably the slowest on the grid and Kubica has spent all season ...

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To the surprise of fans worldwide, even in his native Poland, the Williams driver’s name came up on the screen at the end of the race.<br>That decision aroused some curiosity because the afternoon was dominated by the sensational battle between Red Bull driver Max Verstappen and Ferrari star Charles Leclerc.<br>In contrast Kubica finished three laps down in 20th and last place, logging the worst ...

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Russell ran wide trying to overtake Williams teammate Kubica around the outside at the fast Signes right-hander early in the French Grand Prix and hit a polystyrene board with the front left of his front wing.<br>Unseen to television viewers, he managed to get ahead of Kubica later on but the slight strike of the braking distance board eventually prompted a second pitstop and dropped him to the ...

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The Pole made a good start and briefly ran as high as 15th ahead of teammate George Russell.<br>However, he suffered with handling issues from the first lap, explaining that the car was steering itself under braking.<br>Like Russell, Kubica has been classified in all seven races of 2019, although never higher than 16th.<br>"Unfortunately there is no magic," Kubica said. "Qualifying was already ...

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The Pole has been at the centre of an amusing story in the build-up to this weekend's race when Alfa Romeo revealed that a factory myth that Kubica failed to open his champagne was debunked.<br><br>Read Also:<br><br>Alfa clears up myth behind Kubica's uncorked champagne<br><br><br>Sauber staff have long been told that the still corked bottle in its collection from that race was down to Kubica ...

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The Hinwil-based outfit, then under the guise of BMW-Sauber, took its only F1 triumph in Montreal in 2008 when Kubica headed home teammate Nick Heidfeld.<br>As a way of remembering its success, the team's factory has a display case that features all the champagne bottles from the 27 podiums it has scored in F1.<br>But Kubica's 2008 bottle is unique because it is the only one in its collection with ...

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Since the Pole began an attempt to make a comeback, observers cited the street race as a place where he might have trouble, especially in the tight hairpin, due to his physical limitations.<br>However, apart from a spin exiting Casino on Thursday he had a trouble-free weekend and in the race was able to stay ahead of several quicker cars before he was punted into a spin by Antonio Giovinazzi. He ...

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Kubica was four seconds off the pace in Thursday practice, albeit less than a tenth slower than teammate George Russell.<br>The grand prix winner, returning to the scene of two podium finishes in the first part of his F1 career, said the main positive was that his "opening laps were not too bad" despite not driving the circuit for nine years.<br>"With the lack of grip we have, and struggling with ...

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During a difficult start to the season Kubica has complained of differences between his car and Russell's, something Russell backed up earlier in the year.<br>Kubica was hopeful there would not be a repeat as of this weekend, and after Friday practice at Barcelona Russell said the previous differences between the two cars was put down to "a sensor issue".<br>Russell also revealed that both drivers ...

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Kubica has trailed his rookie teammate Russell in every qualifying and race of the 2019 campaign so far, but insisted underlying aerodynamic differences between his and Russell's cars have made direct comparisons moot.<br>“It's clear that we are driving two different cars with the same set-up, so that is something we need to understand,” Kubica said earlier this season. “It's quite obvious ...

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Kubica crashed into the barriers at the tight Turn 8 left-hander in the dying seconds of the first qualifying segment on Saturday, having tagged the inside wall on entry into the corner.<br>The Polish driver was set to line up 19th - promoted one spot due to Pierre Gasly's pitlane start penalty for missing the weighbridge - but will now give up his starting spot on the grid.<br>Williams said that ...

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Kubica crashed into the barrier at the tight Turn 8 right-hander late in the first segment of qualifying, having clipped the wall entering the corner.<br>The crash consigned him to 19th on the grid, as he was outqualified by teammate George Russell for a fourth race in a row.<br>Kubica has not been comfortable with his FW42 chassis since the start of the season, and admitted he could've taken more ...

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Lowe joined Williams from champion team Mercedes early in 2017 but the two cars designed and built under his technical leadership have been the slowest on the grid.<br>The 2019 Williams is even less competitive than its predecessor, it was late to testing and required design changes to be legal for the season opener, and Lowe has been on a leave of absence since pre-season.<br>Speaking to ...

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The Pole has finished as last of the runners in each of the three races since his return to the sport, winding up over 16 seconds behind teammate George Russell in the Shanghai event - despite an extra pitstop for the latter.<br>Kubica feels long-run pace was one of his strongest points during testing last year, and admits he is baffled as to why he is unable to match his teammate on Sunday.<br>"I ...

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Although the Polish driver and teammate George Russell remained at the bottom of the timesheets in Friday practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, Kubica said he took heart from the fact that some changes made to the FW42 have worked in altering the handling.<br>“The car feels a bit different to last two weekends, so that's a good sign,” said Kubica, who edged out Russell in both Friday sessions ...

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Kubica has battled handling difficulties with his F1 car since the season-opening Australian GP, where he struck a kerb in first practice and damaged the floor.<br>Williams data suggested Kubica’s repaired car was displaying different aerodynamic behaviour despite running the same set-up as rookie teammate George Russell in Bahrain.<br>After a strong opening stint in the race, in which he got ...

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