Date published: November 22 2018
Robert Kubica has sealed a remarkable return to racing action in Formula 1 after Williams officially announced him for the 2019 season.
Kubica’s very promising Formula 1 career came to an abrupt halt eight years ago after suffering severe arm injuries in a rally crash in Italy.
The Pole initially stepped up his comeback plans by testing for Renault but, after being released, it was Williams that represented Kubica’s best chance of return to the Formula 1 grid.
He lost out on a 2018 seat to Sergey Sirotkin following a post-season test in Abu Dhabi, but stayed in the mix by accepting an offer to become their reserve and development driver this year.
His patience has now been ultimately rewarded as he will now replace the Russian and partner George Russell in 2019.
It is believed an offer to become a development driver for Ferrari was also on the table for Kubica, but the lure of returing to full racing action in Formula 1 has proven too good to turn down.
Kubica rose back to the top of Williams’ shortlist after he secured further sponsorship from his native Poland.
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