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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 (12.6%)
1 (2008 Bahrain International Circuit) (1.1%)
0 (0%)
1st (2008 Canadian Grand Prix)
6
95
92
274 (2.9 points per race avg)
5259
74 ) (1.4%)
1 (1.1%)
14 (14.7%)
2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
2019 United States 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

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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Kubica’s deal to race for Williams this year ended an absence stretching back to the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, following the horrific rally crash in early 2011 that partially severed his right arm.<br>During his recovery Kubica re-trained himself to live as a left-handed person and drive predominantly with that hand, competing in rallying and GT racing before returning to F1 test action in 2017 ...

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Kubica's return to F1 this season ended an absence stretching back to the 2010 finale after a rallying crash in early 2011 partially severed his arm and left him with enormous life complications.<br>His Williams drive this season was a significant step from anything he had done since recovering from the serious injuries he sustained in his accident, with Kubica restricted to competing in the ...

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Kubica, who made his full-time return to F1 after an eight-year absence in 2019, has scored the team's sole point of the campaign thus far, but has trailed rookie teammate George Russell in every qualifying.<br>Speaking in the press conference ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Kubica said it was his decision to leave the Grove-based outfit "in order to evaluate our opportunities" for the ...

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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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