Connect with us
  • 6
    Shares

File Picture: Robert Kubica with his father Artur Kubica

Robert Kubica’s father has added weight to speculation the Polish driver is definitely returning to the F1 grid for 2018.

Despite having denied a contract for next year is set in stone, Williams has at least confirmed that the former Renault and BMW driver will test in Abu Dhabi next week.

The next step would appear to be an actual signature on paper for the 32-year-old, whose first F1 career ended in early 2011 when he almost severed his forearm in a rallying crash.

“Some say he should never have driven rallies,” Artur Kubica told the Polish source Newsweekowi.

“With the BMW Sauber contract, he was banned from rallying. But as Renault wanted him so much, the same ban was not put in the contract,” Kubica snr explained.

It is believed the holdup in Kubica’s 2018 contract is due to paperwork, especially that which is related to personal insurance that was paid out to Kubica after his 2011 crash.

But Artur Kubica insisted: “I believe he’ll get the Williams seat and that he will drive fast. The question is whether he will be the same Robert that he was seven years ago.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F18 hours ago

F1 teams worried about Brexit crisis

6SharesF1 teams admit they are worried about the Brexit crisis that is occurring in Britain. After British people voted in...

2018 F18 hours ago

‘I have mixed feelings’ about Kubica return – Vettel

6SharesSebastian Vettel says he has “mixed feelings” about Robert Kubica’s return to formula one. Former grand prix winner Kubica, now...

2018 F18 hours ago

Monza seeking EUR 100m for upgrade

6SharesMonza is looking for EUR 100 million to upgrade the Italian grand prix venue and secure a new grand prix...

2018 F11 day ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

6SharesSergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F11 day ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

6SharesCarlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...

2018 F11 day ago

Barcelona hopes for new F1 contract

6SharesOrganisers of the Spanish grand prix are still not sure they will reach a new agreement with Liberty Media. Vicenc...

2018 F12 days ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

6Shares is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said...

2018 F12 days ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

6SharesMax Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F12 days ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

6SharesA cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F12 days ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

6SharesCarlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media