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Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica, Monza Rally 2014. Copyright Ruggero Melgrati, 2014. Used with permission.

Robert Kubica, Monza Rally 2014. Copyright Ruggero Melgrati, 2014. Used with permission.

Born:

07 Dec 1984
Krakow

Nationality:

Poland

Grands Prix:

75 (2006-2019)

A star in F1, the first Polish driver - and winner - in the discipline, he suffered a huge crash whilst rallying in the off-season in 2011 and his future in Formula 1 ended due to the serious injuries he sustained, where his right forearm was partially severed. After a long recovery period, Robert's future ended up being in rallies and he won the WRC2 title in 2013. He then moved up to the World Rally Championship in 2014, where he continued to remain in 2016. However, he made a brief circuit return in 2016 in the Mugello 12 Hours endurance race and then followed this up in 2017 with a full-time return to circuit racing in the World Endurance Championship. Formula 1 remained his goal, however and although a race seat wasn't secured, Kubica became Williams' official reserve driver in 2018. In 2019, his recovery and return from near-death was complete when he became Williams' race driver. In 2020, he remained in Formula 1 but as a test and reserve driver for Alfa Romeo but also appeared in the DTM.

Biography last updated 12 Feb 2020