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Robert Kubica: wiki, Biography, F1 Career Stats & Facts Profile
Name Robert Kubica
Country Poland Poland
Place of Birth Krakau
Date of Birth Dec 7th 1984 - 36 years old
Season Entries 6
First Race 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
Last Race 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
First Pole 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix
Last Pole 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix
First Win 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
Last Win 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
First Podium 2006 Italian Grand Prix
Last Podium 2010 Belgian Grand Prix

Robert Kubica was reserver driver with no. 88 at Alfa Romeo

Robert Kubica F1 Stats

Race Starts 97
Race Wins 1 (1,0%)
Pole Positions 1 (1,0%)
Fastest Laps 1 (1,0%)
Podiums 12 (12,4%)
Points Finishes 47 (48,5%)
Retirements 14 (14,4%)
Front Row Starts 4
Total Points 274
Total Laps 5.382



Biography

 

Robert Kubica Biography


Robert Kubica - 2010

Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica is the only Polish driver in F1 history. On our Polish F1 Drivers & Statistics Overview you can check that out for each driver.

After a successful career in karting, winning multiple karting titles in Poland, the International Italian Junior Karting Championship twice, the Monaco Kart Cup twice and solid performances in the World Championship, he made the move to Junior Formulas.

His junior formula career started under the wings of Renault. From 2001 to 2005, Kubica competed in many championships. In the Formula Renault 2000, he lost the title in 2002 against Argentinian José María López, after winning four out of 10 races. He competed in the 2003 Formula 3 Euro Series and won one race and faced many drivers who eventually made it into F1: Nico Rosberg, Markus Winkelhock, Christian Klien, Timo Glock, Robert Doornbos, and Lucas di Grassi.

Results 2006 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy

Robert Kubica's 1st podium 2006 Italy F1 GP

He had different tenures in the British Formula 3 Championship and had another season in the Formula 3 Euro Series with less success. He competed in three editions of the Macau Grand Prix between 2003 and 2005, achieving one Pole Position and the second place in 2005. Also, he drove in the Masters of Formula 3 race in 2003.

He won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series title in 2005 after dominating the season with four wins and 11 podiums in 17 races. In the 1st of December of 2005, he participated in his first F1 test with the Renault F1 team and drove Fernando Alonso's 2005 championship-winning car in Barcelona.

In 2006 he was named BMW Sauber test driver and he made his debut at the Hungarian Grand Prix after the team declared Jacques Villeneuve unfit to race. The Polish impressed in his first race, but his 7th place did not count as he was disqualified. In only his third race, he finished on the podium behind Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen at Monza.

Ecclestone: Kubica to be 'stronger than before'

Robert Kubica crash at Canada 2007 F1 GP

He kept his place at BMW Sauber for 2007 alongside Nick Heidfeld. After scoring points in three of the first five races, he had one of the heaviest crashes in Formula 1 history in Canada. Luckily for him, he escaped without any major injuries and only missed the following race, the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. A young Sebastian Vettel took Kubica's place for the race in the USA. Kubica recovered and scored points in eight of the final ten races of 2007 and finished sixth in the championship.

In 2008 he had his best year and mounted a title challenge against the Ferraris of Raikkonen and Felipe Massa and the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton. He returned to the location of his terrible crash in 2007 and took advantage of an eventful race to take his first and so far only win in F1, which gave him a brief lead in the WDC.

Results 2010 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Italy

2010 Renault R30 driven by Robert Kubica

His championship hopes disappeared after the Chinese Grand Prix, with only one race to go. Ultimately, he finished in fourth place in the standings. In 2009 he had a tough year and scored only one podium, a second place in the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix. On the 7th of October, Kubica completed his racing circle as he was announced as a Renault driver for 2010.

The 2010 campaign was good by the Polish driver, scoring three podiums and finishing eight times in the top 5, which was great compared to his teammate's —Vitaly Petrov—  zero podiums and only one top 5 finish. For the 2011 season, he was set to continue racing with the Renault squad, but a horrific crash on the 6th of February of 2011 during the Ronde di Andora rally injured him badly and he wasn't fit to drive in the 2011 season.

Robert Kubica crash 2011

The wreck of Kubica rally car that he crashed with and got injured very bad in 2011

He underwent multiple surgeries by many doctors and recovered, even though he sustained a major injury on his right arm. He kept his seat at Renault despite his inability to drive, but he missed the 2012 season too, a year he was supposed to drive with Ferrari alongside Alonso, according to Kubica himself.

His motorsport activities resumed on the 9th of September of 2012 in the Ronde Gomitolo Di Lana. He participated in the European Rally Championship, the WRC-2 and WRC between 2013 and 2016, winning the WRC-2 title in 2013 but without big success in the WRC.

His return to F1 occurred in the 6th of June of 2017, when he completed a test with Renault at the wheel of the Lotus E20, the car driven to victory by Raikkonen at Abu Dhabi in the 2012 campaign. Then, he completed in the 2nd of August another test with Renault at the Hungaroring, after the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, and finished fourth with 142 laps completed.

Robert Kubica (POL) Williams Racing FW42.
Hungarian Grand Prix, Sunday 4th August 2019. Budapest, Hungary.

After several tests with Williams, he became a clear contender for a seat for the 2018 season, but on the 16th of January of 2018, he was confirmed as Williams reserve driver. He participated in three FP1 sessions and finished in last place twice, and he was faster than Lance Stroll in the 2018 Spanish GP FP1 session.

On the 22nd of November of 2018, Williams confirmed Kubica was going to be part of their new drivers' lineup for 2019. His teammate would be George Russell, the reigning F2 champion.

The 12 races before the summer break were really difficult for Kubica, as he was being constantly out-qualified by his rookie teammate and falling behind in races. The Williams FW42 was clearly the worst car of the grid in the first half of 2019. However, despite his struggles, Kubica finished ahead of Russell and scored a point in the 2019 German Grand Prix, which was his first point-scoring finish since the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

After the summer break, the struggle continued for Williams. On the 19th of September, during the Pre-race Press Conference of the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, Kubica announced his departure from Williams at the end of the year. He was not clear about his next move, but said that he wanted to stay in F1, although "not at any cost".

He left the sport after the last race of the year at Abu Dhabi. His teammate finished with a 21-0 advantage during qualifying but the Polish race-winner finished ahead in the standing thanks to the point he scored at Hockenheim.

In 2020 Kubica moved from Williams to Alfa Romeo and took his long term sponsor Orlen with him to be their official reserver driver. He only did some practice sessions in the Alfa during this first covid affected season.

Helmets

 

Robert Kubica Helmets


Cars

 

Robert Kubica F1 Cars


Seasons

 

Robert Kubica F1 Championship Season Results

200620072008200920102019
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Robert Kubica F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2019 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes 21 0 0 0 0 0 1179 0 0.05 1
2010 France Renault Renault 19 0 1 2 3 0 996 1 7.16 136
2009 Switzerland BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 17 0 1 0 1 0 864 0 1.00 17
2008 Switzerland BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 18 1 3 3 7 1 1084 0 4.17 75
2007 Switzerland BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 16 0 0 0 0 0 901 0 2.44 39
2006 Switzerland BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 0 0 1 1 0 358 0 1.00 6

Races

 

Robert Kubica F1 GP Race Classifications

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5th9 Times
6th4 Times
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8th6 Times
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12th1 Time
13th4 Times
14th2 Times
15th1 Time
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18th7 Times
19th2 Times
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23th1 Time
DNF12 Times
DSQ1 Time

 

Robert Kubica F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
97 2019 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 19 0
96 2019 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 16 0
95 2019 2019 USA Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 DNF Hydraulics 0
94 2019 2019 Mexican Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 18 0
93 2019 2019 Japanese Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 17 0
92 2019 2019 Russian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 18 DNF Strategic 0
91 2019 2019 Singapore Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 16 0
90 2019 2019 Italian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 15 17 0
89 2019 2019 Belgian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 17 0
88 2019 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 19 0
87 2019 2019 German Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 18 10 1
86 2019 2019 British Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 15 0
85 2019 2019 Austrian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 17 20 0
84 2019 2019 French Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 18 18 0
83 2019 2019 Canadian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 18 0
82 2019 2019 Monaco Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 19 18 0
81 2019 2019 Spanish Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 17 18 0
80 2019 2019 Azerbijan Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 18 16 0
79 2019 2019 Chinese Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 18 17 0
78 2019 2019 Bahrain Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 16 0
77 2019 2019 Australian Grand Prix 88 Williams Mercedes 20 17 0
76 2010 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 11 5 10
75 2010 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 7 9 2
74 2010 2010 Korean Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 8 5 10
73 2010 2010 Japanese Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 3 DNF Collision 0
72 2010 2010 Singapore Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 8 7 6
71 2010 2010 Italian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 9 8 4
70 2010 2010 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 3 3 15
69 2010 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 8 DNF Collision 0
68 2010 2010 German Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 7 7 6
67 2010 2010 British Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 6 23 Driveshaft 0
66 2010 2010 European Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 6 5 10
65 2010 2010 Canadian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 8 7 6
64 2010 2010 Turkish Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 7 6 8
63 2010 2010 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 2 3 15
62 2010 2010 Spanish Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 7 8 4
61 2010 2010 Chinese Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 8 5 10
60 2010 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 6 4 12
59 2010 2010 Australian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 9 2 18
58 2010 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 9 11 0
57 2009 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 10 0
56 2009 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 2 8
55 2009 2009 Japanese Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 9 0
54 2009 2009 Singapore Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 8 1
53 2009 2009 Italian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 13 DNF Oil leak 0
52 2009 2009 Belgian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 4 5
51 2009 2009 European Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 10 8 1
50 2009 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 18 13 0
49 2009 2009 German Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 16 14 0
48 2009 2009 British Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 12 13 0
47 2009 2009 Turkish Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 10 7 2
46 2009 2009 Monaco Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 17 DNF Brakes 0
45 2009 2009 Spanish Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 10 11 0
44 2009 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 13 18 0
43 2009 2009 Chinese Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 17 13 0
42 2009 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 DNF Engine 0
41 2009 2009 Australian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 14 Collision 0
40 2008 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 13 11 0
39 2008 2008 Chinese Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 11 6 3
38 2008 2008 Japanese Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 2 8
37 2008 2008 Singapore Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 11 0
36 2008 2008 Italian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 11 3 6
35 2008 2008 Belgian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 6 3
34 2008 2008 European Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 3 3 6
33 2008 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 8 1
32 2008 2008 German Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 7 2
31 2008 2008 British Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 10 DNF Spun off 0
30 2008 2008 French Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 5 4
29 2008 2008 Canadian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 2 1 10
28 2008 2008 Monaco Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 2 8
27 2008 2008 Turkish Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 4 5
26 2008 2008 Spanish Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 4 5
25 2008 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 1 3 6
24 2008 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 2 8
23 2008 2008 Australian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 2 DNF Collision 0
22 2007 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 5 4
21 2007 2007 Chinese Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 DNF Hydraulics 0
20 2007 2007 Japanese Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 7 2
19 2007 2007 Belgian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 14 9 0
18 2007 2007 Italian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 5 4
17 2007 2007 Turkish Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 8 1
16 2007 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 5 4
15 2007 2007 European Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 7 2
14 2007 2007 British Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 4 5
13 2007 2007 French Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 4 5
12 2007 2007 Canadian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 DNF Accident 0
11 2007 2007 Monaco Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 5 4
10 2007 2007 Spanish Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 4 5
9 2007 2007 Bahrain Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 6 3
8 2007 2007 Malaysian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 7 18 0
7 2007 2007 Australian Grand Prix 10 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 DNF Gearbox 0
6 2006 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 9 0
5 2006 2006 Japanese Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 12 9 0
4 2006 2006 Chinese Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 13 0
3 2006 2006 Italian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 3 6
2 2006 2006 Turkish Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 12 0
1 2006 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 9 DSQ 0

Podiums

 

Robert Kubica F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
12 2010 2010 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 3 3 15
11 2010 2010 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 2 3 15
10 2010 2010 Australian Grand Prix 11 Renault Renault 9 2 18
9 2009 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix 5 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 8 2 8
8 2008 2008 Japanese Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 2 8
7 2008 2008 Italian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 11 3 6
6 2008 2008 European Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 3 3 6
5 2008 2008 Canadian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 2 1 10
4 2008 2008 Monaco Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 5 2 8
3 2008 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 1 3 6
2 2008 2008 Malaysian Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 4 2 8
1 2006 2006 Italian Grand Prix 17 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 6 3 6

Poles

 

Robert Kubica F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2008 2008 Bahrain Grand Prix 4 BMW Sauber BMW Sauber 1 3 6

Comparison

 

Robert Kubica Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2006BMW SauberNick Heidfeld3361000003315
2007BMW SauberNick Heidfeld4239610000610412
2008BMW SauberNick Heidfeld1275601010117135
2009BMW SauberNick Heidfeld2217190000710116
2010RenaultVitaly Petrov25136270000172172
2019WilliamsGeorge Russell1011100000417318

News

 

Latest Robert Kubica News



Secret Santa 2020 at Alfa Romeo

A rally driving lesson, a hairdo, a hotdog... Our boys put in their Santa suit for the

December 28, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica & Orlen confirm 2021 Alfa Romeo deals

Dec.22 - Robert Kubica and his sponsor have confirmed that they are staying put at Alfa Romeo in 2021. Team boss Frederic Vasseur broke the news last week, revealing that reserve..

December 22, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica admits 'people think I'm not fast'

Nov.28 - Robert Kubica says he is no longer on the Formula 1 grid "because people think I'm not fast". The 35-year-old Pole pulled off a sensational return to the sport with..

November 28, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica not sure he will remain F1 reserve

Nov.26 - Robert Kubica says he is yet to decide if he will remain Alfa Romeo's official F1 reserve driver in 2021. The Pole combined the role with a full-time seat in the German..

November 26, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica may return to world rallying in 2021

Nov.18 - Robert Kubica could return full-time to the world rally championship in 2021, according to Poland's Przeglad Sportowy newspaper. Mere days ago, the Pole revealed that he..

November 18, 2020 with 0 Comments

Two more F1 Friday appearances for Kubica in 2020

Nov.17 - Robert Kubica is set to make two more Friday practice appearances this season at the wheel of Alfa Romeo's 2020 car. The Pole, who is the Swiss based team's reserve..

November 17, 2020 with 1 Comment

Kubica turned down world rally offer

Nov.15 - Robert Kubica has revealed that he turned down an offer to make a guest appearance in a forthcoming round of the world rally championship. The Pole, who turned to..

November 15, 2020 with 0 Comments

Eric Boullier 2020 Beyond the Grid podcast

Many of you will remember Eric Boullier as Team Principal at Renault and Lotus before he became the Racing Director of McLaren. He resigned from that role in 2018 before switching..

November 7, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica: 'Definitely' no F1 race seat in 2021

Nov.1 - Robert Kubica says he will "definitely" not be returning to Formula 1 as a race driver in 2021. The Pole is at Imola this weekend in his capacity as Alfa Romeo's reserve..

November 1, 2020 with 0 Comments

Kubica needs 'time' to make 2021 decision

Oct.20 - Robert Kubica says he is not sure what his next move in the motor racing world will be. The Pole made a sensational return to Formula 1 after eight years of serious..

October 20, 2020 with 0 Comments

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