Robert Kubica Leaves Williams F1 After Just One Season

Robert Kubica announced he’ll be depaerting Williams at the end of the 2019 season, putting an end to one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of the sport.

“I have taken the decision that I will not continue more with Williams after this year,” Kubica told Formula1.com. “The decision opens a bit the opportunities for me for the future in different scenarios and now I will evaluate what is possible.”

When asked if he would have like to have stayed in F1, Kubica answered: “Of course, my answer will be yes, but not [at any] cost, and I think I have to first of all do what will bring me back a bit of joy of racing.”

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“This season has been very tough from a performance point of view, but it’s been also very demanding. Being back in Formula 1 after a long time is not easy, and especially when you’re in a difficult situation like we are. But still, nevertheless, I have to thank the team for the opportunity and we’ll see what the future will bring,” he added.

This most likely marks the end of the Pole’s F1 career, who was out-qualified by his teammate George Russel at each of the 14 races so far this year while Williams is struggling with its performance.

“I would like to thank Robert for his hard work and respect his decision to leave the team at the end of the 2019 season. Robert has been an important member of the team in both his role as Reserve & Development Driver, and subsequently as one of our Race Drivers in 2019. We thank him for his continued efforts throughout what has been a challenging couple of seasons and wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams in a statement.

Kubica is reportedly in talks with Audi about him moving to DTM and Williams is considering filling his seat with either their test driver Nicholas Latifi or Nico Hulkenberg.

  • Jason Panamera

    With such car which Kubica had, even Hamilton would leave F1.

    • Owen Hamilton

      Driving one handed probably doesn’t help either.

  • FlameWater

    pft…he wasn’t fit to race in the first place

  • Steve Cohn

    Even when Michael Schumacher came back after retirement he wasn’t the same driver. His MBenz team mate, Nico Rosberg outqualified him in almost every race.

  • rover10

    What a wasted opportunity and a talent respected by many of his contemporaries. If only he’d not ridden that blasted mountain bike!

    • Owen Hamilton

      He was injured in a rally car not on a mountain bike.

      • rover10

        He broke a leg after being hit by a 4×4 whilst on a bike, which only compounded his injuries from the rally car accident. You might be right about it not being a mountain bike. Cheers!

  • Bill Nguyen

    You know his arm was partially severed, right?

    • Hi I am Zako

      Apparently he didn’t know that.

  • stef

    After 2 seasons

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