The return of Robert Kubica the championship that he was forced to leave by an accident in the Rally di Andora on February 6, 2011 was forged step-by-step, with several test in Valencia, where the Polish pilot completed 115 laps in his return to the Formula 1 after six years without getting to a single-seater of the brand of diamond , and in the Paul Ricard, and a final test of the RS17, the car of the French for this season.
however, Carlos Sainz turned out to be the chosen final by Renault to accompany Nico Hülkenberg from 2018, and the options for Kubica to return to the great circus suffered a slight setback. Nico Rosberg recently became the representative of the pilot that had a contract with Ferrari in their golden era in Formula 1, that represents a new serious attempt to try to get a seat once and for all.
Williams seems to be the most viable to accommodate Kubica among their ranks in the face the next season with Sauber waiting for Charles Leclerc to win the F2 to start the negotiations and the rest of the teams confirmed practically in its entirety. “We are in a position quite advantageous, we are considering several pilots”, admitted Paddy Lowe to Sky Sports F1.
“The options include, obviously, the continuation of Philip”. Massa admitted it makes few days that his future was subordinated to a “Williams-or-nothing” , discarding almost entirely a possible move to Formula E, adding that trust to stay next to the Grove. “we don’t have too much of a hurry, there is time, marked in that sense, as most of the rest of the seats are already occupied, so that is something that we are working”.
we don’t have too much of a hurry, there is time, marked in that sense
however, Lowe opens the door to the arrival of Kubica to the team, that could replace the brazilian and put an end to the career of former team-mate at Ferrari of Michael Schumacher. “Without a doubt, Robert represents a very interesting opportunity within our options, but as I say, it is something that we are working”, concluded by the british.