Confirmed: Robert Kubica Racing For Williams In 2019
Well, well, well! Look what we have, a new announcement from Williams and this is confirming that Robert Kubica will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2019 Formula 1 season, partnering with George Russell in the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Impressing the team throughout the year and undergoing many tests for Williams in 2017, prior to taking on the role of Reserve & Development driver in 2018, he’s made his way through and from next year, he will be back in the sport – something which many fans will be happy hear!
Before his accident, Robert Kubica managed to get a total of 12 podiums along with a race victory in 2008 – even though it’s been 10 years since his win, he’s just as motivated and determined to do well for the team.
Robert Kubica: “Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has helped me during what was a difficult period of my life over these last few years. It has been a challenging journey to make it back into Formula One and especially on the grid but what seemed almost impossible is now beginning to feel possible.”
” I am excited to be able to say that I will finally be on the Formula One grid in 2019! For suer, it has been a long road to get to this point but as that challenge now comes to an end with the announcement, a new challenge is ahead and this begins working with Williams on track.”
“It won’t be easy but with hard work and dedication, both George and myself will work together to try and help the team get in better shape and to move up in the grid – this year has been tough but I have learnt a lot and I’d like to thank Sir Frank and Claire for this opportunity.”
“Being on the F1 gird next season will be one of the greatest achievements in my life, I’m sure that with hard work and commitment, we will be able to help motivate the team and to achieve good things together. Thank you again to everyone who has helped me and supported me and believed in me – I will finally be back on the grid, behind the wheel of an F1 car and I cannot wait to get back to racing.”
Claire Williams: “I am delighted to announce that Robert will be stepping up to the role of Race Driver to partner George in 2019. All of us here at Williams have been immensely impressed at what he has achieved and it’s a great credit to his strength and character to return to Formula One.”
“During the season, his commitment to the team and the work he has put in behind the scenes has been unwavering and he has become an established and much respected member of the Williams team – he has a level of determination that is remarkable to see and he truly embodies the Williams fighting spirit.”
“Having the consistency of Robert, stepping up into his new role and having a mixture of both youth and experience to look for a way to fight our way back towards the front of the field – I’m excited to seeing what they can achieve on track and I would also like to thank Lance and Sergey for their hard work for what has been a challenging season, we wish them all the best for their future careers.”