Poland’s Kubica to make F1 comeback with Williams
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Polish driver Robert Kubica will return to Formula 1 Grand Prix racing with Williams next season, the British team announced on Thursday.
Robert Kubica. Photo: PAP/Tytus Żmijewski
The announcement comes after a complex deal was agreed in recent days between the driver, Williams and Kubica’s main partner, PKN Orlen, Poland’s biggest oil refiner, according to reports in the Polish media.
“This is one of the most unusual comebacks in the history of the sport,” Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza daily has commented, adding that Kubica has undergone 18 operations to his right hand after a serious crash.
The 33-year-old, the first Pole to compete in Formula 1, was forced to take a break from the sport after a serious crash in a rally car in 2011.
He injured his arm, shoulder and leg. He then started a long road to recovery.
Kubica made his F1 debut in 2006 and claimed a total of 12 podium finishes until 2010. He won the Canadian Grand Prix with BMW Sauber in 2008 and then competed for Renault, taking three podium spots in his season with the French manufacturer.
He returned to Formula 1 this season as a test and reserve driver for the Williams team.
Source: IAR, Gazeta Wyborcza/Rzeczpospolita