After much speculation and negative or positive rumors about his return, the Pole Robert Kubica, 33, will return to Formula 1 in 2019 with the Williams team after nine & # 39; & # 39 years; absence. The last Grand Prix was his in 2010.
By guaranteeing a spot as starting driver for 2019, Kubica will close one best recovery of injuries suffered in & # 39; that accident in Rally at the beginning of 2011, when it suffered injuries to the right arm that prevents compete for several years.
Kubica, who says he now runs "70%" with his left hand, did not compete in & # 39; & # 39 vehicles, these features of his last 76 grand prix in Formula 1.
His first sport after the incident was in the Rally, before they returned to circuit & # 39; GT race in the race of 12 hours of & # 39; Mugello in 2016.
The Pole had test & # 39; the success last year with & # 39; Funula Renault 2012 before he ran Renault and Williams 2017 in Hungary and Abu Dhabi, respectively.
"Firstly, I would like to thank all those who helped me during what was a difficult period in my life & # 39; in recent years." It was challenging journey to get & # 39; back to Formula 1 network, but what seemed almost impossible now begins to appear possible, since I am excited to say that I will be part of the grid in 2019, "said Kubica the first.
Kubica knows the key challenge will have in 2019, but hopes to give everything to help Williams, who had a 2018 to forget: "Of course, it was a long way to win this point, but now the challenge lies The his End b & # 39; this announcement, on track with & # 39; Williams starts a new challenge will not be easy, but with hard work and dedication, both George (Russell, his teammate) and I will work together to try to help the team to improve and advance this year was difficult, but I learned a lot and I want to thank Sir Frank Williams and Claire for this opportunity. "
He added: "I am sure that with & # 39; a lot of work and commitment we will be able to help motivate the team to achieve good things together". Thanks to all who supported me and believed Finally, shall not return & # 39; back to the grid at the wheel of & # 39; F1 car, and look forward to it. "
In turn, Claire Williams, deputy team manager, talked about the arrival of & # 39; Kubica: "I am pleased to announce that Robert will assume the role of & # 39; holders driver as the partner & # 39; George in 2019. Williams Everyone was very impressed by Robert. gained strength and is a great recognition, character and his goodness to re & # 39; back to Formula 1. During this season, his commitment to the team and the work done behind scenes was measured and became a Williams team well respected, it has a very high level & # 39; determination, and it really embodies the spirit of & # 39 , fights & # 39; Williams. "