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Robert Kubica Biography, Wiki, Height, Weight, Racing Career & Net Worth

Robert Kubica Biography: Robert Józef Kubica is a Polish racing and rally driver driving for Team WRT in the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2023. He was the first and, as of 2023, the only Polish racing driver to compete in Formula One, most recently in the 2021 Italian Grand Prix.

Robert Kubica Biography

Robert Kubica Biography: Robert Kubica was born on 7 December 1984 in Kraków, Poland. Kubica began his professional career as a test driver for a Formula Renault 2000 vehicle in 2000. Kubica won his first professional pole position in Formula Renault during his rookie season and was accepted into Renault’s driver development program. Kubica won four races and finished second in the Italian Formula Renault 2000 in 2002. In addition, he finished sixth in the Formula Renault Eurocup. He raced in a Brazilian Formula Renault 2000 race at the Interlagos circuit after the year. This one-time appearance resulted in a decisive victory.

Robert Kubica Biography

Robert Kubica Wiki

NameRobert Kubica
Date Of Birth7 December 1984
Birth PlaceKraków, Poland
Height6′ 0″
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionRacing Driver
Net Worth$5 million
Car CollectionN/A

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Robert Kubica Career

In 2006, Kubica became the BMW Sauber Formula One team’s chosen reserve driver. The results of his Friday and private test sessions and comments made by BMW Sauber team principal Mario Theissen caused rumors that he would become Poland’s first Formula One driver in 2007. In August 2006, Kubica’s teammate Jacques Villeneuve complained of headaches following his accident at the German Grand Prix; he was considered unfit to race by the team, opposite to his own belief, and Kubica was selected to replace him at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Kubica classified ninth, defeating Nick Heidfeld, his more experienced teammate. He completed seventh in the race but was disqualified afterward for having an underweight car. After the race, Villeneuve quit the BMW Sauber team, and BMW confirmed Kubica’s position for the remainder of the season.

The retention of Kubica as a race driver for 2008 was confirmed on August 21, 2007. Kubica qualified and finished successfully during the first half of the season, including his and BMW Sauber’s 1st pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix and second-place finishes at the Malaysian & Monaco Grands Prix.

Robert Kubica Biography

In Melbourne, where the 2009 season began, Kubica qualified 4th on the grid. During the race, he was in third place and closing the distance between himself and the leaders when he crashed with Sebastian Vettel while attempting to pass him. After the incident, Kubica temporarily continued but crashed into a wall on the following turn because his front wing had become stuck under the car. Later, it was determined that Vettel was culpable for the accident and was given a 10-place grid penalty for the next race in Malaysia.

In 2010, Kubica switched to the Renault team. The team’s evaluation of its future in the sport following the 2009 season, in the aftermath of the “Crashgate” scandal and the parent company’s financial difficulties, cast doubt on his position. This resulted in Genii Capital, a Luxembourg-based investment firm, acquiring a 75% stake in the team, while Renault retained a 25% stake. Eric Boullier was also named the team’s new manager. Kubica initially stated that he might not remain with Renault because his contract was only valid if the parent company had a controlling stake in the team, but he ultimately decided to stay. On January 31, 2010, it was announced that Vitaly Petrov would play alongside Robert Kubica.

On January 16, 2018, it was announced that Kubica would be Williams’ backup driver for the 2018 season. He participated in his first Grand Prix weekend since the 2010 season finale, outperforming compatriot Lance Stroll in Friday’s opening practice session of the 2018 Spanish Grand Prix.

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