Robert KubicaRobert Kubica was born on December 7, 1984 in Krakow. His athletic career began in 1995 in karting. Some time after this he moved to Italy and continued his studies there already. Already in 2001, Robert participated in the Italian Formula Renault and Eurocup in. Later, in 2003 became a constant driver of the European Formula 3 series. In 2005, Robert started in the World Series by Renault, which won several victories, and this allowed him to become a champion of the series. Because of this, he was invited at the end of the year for tests in the Formula 1 Renault, where he showed an excellent result. As a result, Robert said BMW Sauber team and as a result he signed a test driver for 2006. Demonstrating excellent speed on the test and before the Grand Prix, he could make his debut in the race is already on the Hungarian Grand Prix-06, replacing Jacques Villeneuve. In the first race, Robert finished eighth. But he was unlucky, because the result was annulled due to the fact that the mass was smaller than allowed by the machine. But the real surprise was Kubica Wake up in the next Grand Prix in Monza on the podium. This enabled Robert to extend the contract with the team for next year. Pole did not disappoint BMW Sauber, and the championship in 2007 where he finished the final 6th place. But in the U.S. Grand Prix Pole not fortunate enough to get into because of an accident, which put into question the career Kubica, but in the end everything turned out. Robert made a real sensation in 2008. He was among the contenders for the title and surpassed his more famous teammate. After winning the Canadian Grand Prix, he became a favorite in the fight for the title. But then again, he had no luck. BMW Sauber has decided to focus on preparing for the championship of the 2009 and ceased work on the 2008 bolide. As a result, in the second half of the season, the Pole began to show results worse, and the final race in Brazil ended all outside the top ten. After so many successes in 2008, following the championship for him became a nightmare. Robert Kubica finished the championship at the fourteenth place. By its end, he signed a contract with a team of Renault.
This week Robert Kubica has been testing in the Williams. Pole stated that he is ready to return to Formula-1.Robert Kubica "There are a lot of people wanting to get me back in the sport because of my story, but first I had to make sure he is ready. And I'm ready Now that I know for sure.If I go back, not to leave your room. I'll give you the best of both. I'll be back Robert Kubica".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen said that he is not experienced, working with Robert Kubica on the same track in Abu Dhabi.Kimi Raikkonen "Why should I worry I'm sure Robert wouldn't have gone if I was not confident in my abilities. I'm happy for him. Great if he will find a place in one of the teams."On the photo Kubica and Raikkonen, 2009.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said his team is not going to comment on the speed of Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin during the tests in Abu Dhabi.Paddy Lowe "Our team and I personally won't comment on the speed of these pilots. The topic is very complex. Moreover, few people now want to hear what we think. Are you prepared to disclose information.Only the results at the end of the day is information for fans. Actually it's very complicated. We need to analyze the collected data".On the second day of tests in Abu Dhabi Kubica drove his best lap in 139.485, Sirotkin - 139.947. However, Robert worked on the soft tyres Gipersoft, while Sergei Wiesel relatively hard Soft.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he knows exactly who will take his place in the British team.While there are the following nominations for the place of the Brazilian Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein, Sergey Sirotkin, Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica.Felipe Massa "I already know who it is, so don't even want to argue with anyone. I just won't tell anyone about it.I hope this is the best option for the team. But I'm leaving, so for me it doesn't matter. I'm happy and I wish the team all the best".
On the first day of tests in Abu Dhabi behind the wheel of a Williams W40 sat down Robert Kubica. For almost a full day pole drove a distance of 100 laps.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "Robert did a great job. We are happy with the result and distance. He provided excellent feedback.Robert is a pilot, which we had admired earlier and admire now. After the accident he is willing to return and now wants to know if he can be competitive in Formula 1".Today Kubica once again sat behind the wheel FW40.
In Abu Dhabi launched the second and final day of testing with the participation of all ten Formula 1 teams.Eight teams will sit behind the wheel combat pilots. Sauber will try their hand bidder to be the combat pilot Charles LeClair and Williams will hold a regular comparative tests Sersea Sirotkin and Robert Kubica. The cockpit of the second car McLaren is a reserve pilot team 18-year-old Lando Norris.The composition of the teams, November 29- Mercedes Valtteri Bottas - Red Bull Max Verstappen - Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Okon - Williams Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica McLaren two cars Stoffel Vandorn and Lando Norris - Toro Rosso Pierre went Out and Brendon Hartley - Haas Kevin Magnussen - Renault Carlos Sainz Sauber Charles LeClair.
Test pilot Williams Robert Kubica on the first day of testing in Abu Dhabi showed 9-th result.Robert Kubica "Today I am proud of myself, but I'm happy in Melbourne when will once again sit behind the wheel. If they let me. Today, I had to give the speed just helped the team a lot with the tyres and got the rhythm.My arm still has some limitations, but I'm not piloting a car with one hand, as some say. It is unreal I'm used to the limitations and calmly cope with it. Now I'm even faster than in 2010.Today I re-used for Formula 1 because it has changed a lot. Its previous tests I spent driving other machines. So I was just used to it and enjoyed the speed".
After the final race of the Formula 1 team remained in Abu Dhabi to hold a two-day test session and to get acquainted with new rubber.Today, the first day of testing behind the wheel of a Force India will sit Russian Nikita Mazepin and the Williams will work Robert Kubica. McLaren were allowed to use two cars because the tire tests in Brazil with the participation of the British team had to be cancelled due to security reasons.The composition of the teams, November 28- Mercedes Lewis Hamilton - Red Bull Daniel ricciardo - Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen Force India Nikita Mazepin - Williams Robert Kubica and lance Stroll - McLaren two cars Fernando Alonso and Oliver terve - Toro Rosso Sean Gelael - Haas Romain Grosjean - Renault Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber Marcus Ericsson.
In the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, the Williams will participate lance Stroll, Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.On the first day, 28 November, driving FW40 will work lance Stroll and Robert Kubica. The second day, November 29, will be divided between them Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.The statement of the press service Williams said "We neterpeniem waiting for the opportunity to test new tires with the new pilots the lance as a combat pilot season in 2018, Robert with his experience and Sergey is a promising new talent Formula-1".On account Sirotkin three test day in the Sauber and Renault, during which he drove a distance of 1181 km, and seven of Friday's practice.
The return of Robert Kubica in Formula 1 next year - it seems to be almost solved.This is the statement of the RTL GP, echoing other sources, including the French Canal Plus, which claims that the pole has signed a contract with Williams for 2018. RTL GP argues that the contract 32-year-old pole is designed for two seasons.Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Doornbos, who is the expert team of Ziggo Totaal Sport F1, told the Dutch newspaper Dagblad Algemeen "I'd be happy to see Kubica in Formula 1. It's a great pilot".
Sergey Sirotkin is called in as a contender for a place in the team Williams. It is expected that Russians will take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season, driving a Williams.This season, Sirotkin worked as a reserve pilot of the team Renault, and in this capacity, he spent several Friday practice and test sessions.There, in Abu Dhabi, the one day tests will fulfill Robert Kubica, another contender for a place in Williams.
NBC journalists believe that Robert Kubica has already signed a contract with the Williams team. The announcement of a two-year agreement is expected during the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Let's remind, that Kubica has not played in Formula 1 in 2010 due to a serious hand injury received during a rally race. This season he conducted a series of tests at the wheel of old cars Renault and Williams.The Williams contract with Kubica means that Daniil Kvyat next year will remain without a seat in Formula 1.
Champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve has questioned the ability of Robert Kubica successfully return to Formula 1 next year.Jacques Villeneuve "we are Talking not only about the upcoming tests, when he will have to get out of the car with a set of Halo that is already difficult enough for a guy.How about the start of the race, when he will have to sharply deviate from other machines I doubt he can do it with one hand. From my own experience I know that it is almost impossible.I think the FIA need to think carefully about whether to allow the race pilot with an injury or not. He can initiate accidents. Kubica himself also need to think carefully about whether he wants this.It is not about playing cards, he is responsible to his colleagues. The same applies to Williams. If there is a serious accident, the responsibility will be very great."Informed negatively about the idea of the return of Kubica spoke ex-pilot Williams Juan Pablo Montoya and former technical Director of the British team Patrick head.
Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has confirmed after many rumors that Robert Kubica could take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.Paddy Lowe "We are still considering what options would be best for the team and Kubica is definitely a strong option.We are open to suggestions. This also applies to the combat pilots. It is important that next year we will have the best lineup in terms of speed".
Robert Kubica looks set to get another chance to prove themselves behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. Tyre tests in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season-2017, and the Polish pilot they will represent Williams.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "We choose among different pilots. We considered Wehrlein, who also has a chance for a place in the team. Kubica almost certainly you will give another chance to be in the car during the tests in Abu Dhabi.This topic is too interesting for the press and fans, but we want to check it out and decide for yourself without external pressure".
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the decision on the composition of the pilots will not be accepted in the near future.Paddy Lowe "We are unlikely to make a decision in a short time. We have a few different options and we will notify you of its decision when it is taken.A lot depends on your personal rate of applicants, so we need time to evaluate their love".A place in Williams expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, Pascal Wehrlein and Daniel Quat.
Edition Motorsport reports that on 8 November, the eve of the home Grand Prix of Brazil, Felipe Massa will collect a press-conference where will announce the completion of a career in Formula 1.A year ago, Felipe has already said goodbye to Formula 1, but later Williams approached him with a request to return to replace Valtteri Bottas, who joined in the Mercedes. This time, it seems, Felipe finally say goodbye to the championship.According to rumors, Williams technical Director paddy Lowe doesn't want to work the dough. In its place expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has admitted that Pascal Wehrlein is among the candidates for a place in the team in the season of 2018. The main problem of the German pilot his age as the title sponsor of the team, the brand Martini, requires anyone over the age of 25.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "If we are talking about Pascal, we do not need to check on the tests, because we see how he performs in the race. Yes, we need to consider the wishes of the sponsors, but I am also sure that Martini understands how important for us pilots.We will choose the option that is best suited from the point of view of the results, not the one that is best for sponsors".According to rumors, Lowe does not want to work with Felipe Massa, so now the benchmarks are two other veteran Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta. As for Wehrlein, the Lowe is well acquainted with him in a Mercedes.
Another contender for a place in Williams - Paul di Resta - ended test program driving the car 2014. As was the case with Robert Kubica, testing took place in Hungary.Press service of Williams "These tests are part of our program evaluation of applicants for a place in the team in the season of 2018. Now we will evaluate both candidates. Haste in the selection of pilots".In addition to Paul di Resta and Robert Kubica for a place in the Williams claim, and Felipe Massa, who plays in the British team in 2014.
Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe would not comment on rumors about the return of Robert Kubica in Formula 1 with the British team.Paddy Lowe "there's nothing I can comment on now. All I can say is that we have several options.We need pilots and experts is strong enough to bring the team back to the top. I already made some changes to the project car of the season in 2018, and at the moment I'm happy with what I see.I love my job. And now I have the opportunity to review the new draft - Williams going to win. For this we need strong engineers, effective team and excellent work. When this happens, you get more investors and a bigger budget".
Robert Kubica, the applicant for a place in Williams in the season of 2018, had another test day. This time the pole was working at the Hungarian Hungaroring circuit.Press service of Williams "Robert had one more day of testing behind the wheel of the FW36 at Hungaroring circuit. More we can not tell".Today Kubica driving the car of 2014 will be replaced by another contender Paul di Resta.
The former head of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone believes that Williams needs to take the next year Robert Kubica.Bernie Ecclestone "If Robert wasn't in that accident, then I think now he would already be world champion. I think he can come back even stronger than before.It will probably be more aggressive than then, I can only foresee a good future for him in Formula 1.As for his physical form, many years ago I raced with a guy named Archie Scott-brown. Archie was damn fast, and he was in a worse position than Robert, much worse, but he managed to be very successful. I don't think the injury will keep him".
On Wednesday, Robert Kubica conducted tests in Silverstone behind the wheel of a Williams 2014. The British team evaluates the test results as successful.Representative Williams "Robert held a successful test day at Silverstone behind the wheel of the FW36. More we can not comment".Another test day Kubica will hold in Hungary. In parallel, the tests Williams will conduct another contender for a place in the team - Paul di Resta.
Robert Kubica claims a place in Williams, the British team staged a Polish private pilot tests today, he sat behind the wheel of the car of 2014 at Silverstone.Next week Kubica will hold a second series of tests at Budapest's Hungaroring. With him behind the wheel of a Williams 2014 will run a test-pilot Paul di Resta, also claiming the role of the partner lance Stroll next season.Previously Kubica ran some tests in-part of Renault.
The Manager of Robert Kubica, Nico Rosberg has confirmed that the pole will not be released at the start of the race Grand Prix of the United States, replacing Carlos Sainz, who joined in the Renault.Nico Rosberg "If you throw in the water, but you can't swim, it could destroy you. And here. Without proper tests on an unfamiliar machine you can play. Better to just work on the job to Williams".
In Japan, Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Felipe Massa must play in next season, but he was confirmed by the tests of Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta.Felipe Massa "I am concerned that the team may choose a path that will result in stable to serious difficulties. I think that lance has made great progress during the year, so perhaps the team is to maintain the current composition of the pilots.In any case, the team knows best what she needs. I think that if Williams will listen to the professionals, it will leave it as is.In the last three years the car did not fit my style of piloting. It was not a high level of grip, tires did not work so well - it was all sad, and I couldn't compensate for all of these problems with his style.Now, when I feel that I could pass high, motivation increases. I still believe that can do a lot to give the team".
The Williams team is considering two candidates for a possible replacement for Felipe Massa. It's Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta.Both candidates for a place in Williams in October will carry out a comparative test driving cars 2014. The first tests will be held at the British Silverstone, and then both pilots will go on the Hungarian Hungaroring.Kubica competed in Formula 1 in 2006-2010 for BMW-Sauber and Renault. His career in the championship was interrupted after a serious accident in a rally in early 2011. Di Resta played for Force India in 2011-2013 this year, he spent one race, replacing Williams Executive Felipe Massa.
Last week Robert Kubica were to hold a private test in Japan driving a Williams 2014. However, according to Motorsport Magazine, interposed the family of lance Stroll.Obviously, Stroll senior has no influence on the choice of the pilots, but he can specify who can participate in private tests, which he partially paid. The Williams team had planned to assess the shape of Kubica, but in the end driving, Stroll younger.I must say that in the course of this season, lance has spent a lot of private tests. Trained young canadian and to the Singapore Grand Prix, and after. Perhaps Williams private tests cost even more than the race itself. But part of the cost covers Lawrence Stroll.Now Williams plans to have tests for Kubica somewhere in Europe. It is possible that this Robert will have to find sponsors.