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Kubica will again be official pilot in 2019, with Williams – Formula 1


Abu Dabi, November 22 (EFE). – Polish rider Robert Kubica will return next year as Formula 1 official driver, announced on Thursday at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, where the last World Grand Prix 2018 was held, Williams team, where this year was a tester.

Kubica, who was born in Krakow 33 years ago – and in February 2011 suffered a serious accident in a rally in Italy, who suddenly stopped his remarkable career in F1 – will collaborate with Williams next year with the young Englishman George Russell , 20-year-old GP3 winner in 2017 and F2 leader, a title almost sure to ensure this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Debut in 2006, Robert is the only Polish to lead the Formula One World Championship in 2008 after winning that year with BMW Sauber – the team with which he competed in the first four seasons – the Grand Prix in Canada, in Montreal.

In 2010, he led the Renault team, a third-place team in the Grand Prix of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, who won the 12th podium in the premier class.

Then on 6 February the following year, he suffered a very serious accident at the Ronde di Andorra rally, which almost cost him the right hand amputation.

Kubica, one of F1's best friends, Spaniard Fernando Alonso, who boasts in Abu Dhabi this weekend in the first-class motorcycle category – he will not compete in 2019 – continued his slow recovery until last year summer tests in Hungary.

In Hungaroring – exactly where his double world champion from Asturias won the first of his 32 wins – Kubica finished a total of 142 tours with a Renault and declared fit to return to lead a single place in the premier class.

After spending the entire year as a tester of the team that founded Sir Frank Williams, next year Kubica will return as an official driver, which is undoubtedly one of the best news in recent years in Formula 1.

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