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Robert Kubica - Bio:
Few comeback stories can compare with that of Robert Kubica, the Polish driver has seen it all in his F1 career and is a popular man to have back on the grid in 2019.
First on the F1 scene in 2006 for BMW Sauber, Kubica made an impact early on. He replaced Jacques Villeneuve at the Hungarian Grand Prix after the Canadian was deemed unfit to race and Kubica started his career by out qualifying his teammate before being disqualified from 7th for having an underweight car in the race. Soon after the race Villeneuve announced he was leaving the team and Kubica was confirmed for the rest of the season.
2007 is best remembered for a huge crash at the Canadian Grand Prix, despite the severity of the incident Kubica was not seriously hurt and went on to return to the cockpit at the French Grand Prix that year. In 2008 Kubica began to see more success on the track, his first win came at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix and he secured his first pole position at the 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix. The second half of the season was not so successful but Kubica continued to bring in points for the team.
2009 would prove to be the final year for BMW Sauber in F1 and so Kubica was left without a seat in 2010. In the end Kubica secured a race seat at Renault F1 but it is the Ferrari rumours that swirled around Kubica at the time that are most interesting. Ferrari had signed a pre-signed the Pole for 2012 but before the start of the 2011 season Kubica suffered a near-fatal crash in Italy while competing in a Rally. The accident ruining any chance of taking Felipe Massa's seat at Ferrari.
The situation was very serious and it became clear Kubica could not race again in 2011, such was the severity of his injuries and the lengthy rehabilitation work needed Kubica also missed the 2012 season.
Between 2013 and 2017 Kubica participated in various racing series, most notably Rallying and GT3.
In 2017 Kubica tested an F1 car for Renault at Circuit Ricardo Tormo and then again after the Hungarian Grand Prix, Renault F1 having stated they were keen to assess his current capabilities.
After Felipe Massa announced his retirement from Williams F1 in 2017 Kubica became one of the top contenders for the seat. However he would end up with a Reserve Driver role at Williams F1 and it seemed that his return to F1 had been thwarted.
In late 2018 when it became clear that Lance Stroll would be leaving Williams F1 the rumours of Kubica's return began once again. In November 2018 it was confirmed, Kubica would return to Formula 1 with a full time race seat at Williams F1 for the 2019 season alongside rookie George Russell.
Robert Kubica - Facts:
Salary: €500,000 (2019)
Girlfriend: Not known
Residence: Not known