Robert Józef Kubica (born 7 December 1984 in Kraków, Poland) is Polish racing driver who currently serves as the reserve driver for Alfa Romeo. Having made his début in 2006, Kubica has driven for BMW Sauber, Renault and Williams in a career that was interrupted by a serious rallying accident in 2011. He is the only Polish driver to have competed in Formula One, and he has won one race, the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.

During the off-season in early 2011, Kubica suffered a serious injury as a result of a rally crash which almost cost him his life. While he survived the wreck, he was left with limited use of his right arm. While Kubica had not ruled out a return to F1, the prospect of doing so following such serious injuries seemed doubtful. However, on 6 June 2017, he drove the Lotus E20 at a test run by Renault at Circuit Ricardo Tormo,[1] and went fourth fastest in the Renault R.S.17 at the 2017 Budapest test.[2][3] He then completed a few more tests for Williams, including at the post-season tyre test,[4] and then became the team's reserve driver for 2018.[5] He was a full-time driver for the Williams team in 2019.[6]

As part of the Polish driver's recuperation, Kubica has competed in a number of minor rallying competitions, including victory in the Ronde Gomitolo Di Lana in Italy.

Formula One Career[edit | edit source]

2006-2009: BMW Sauber[edit | edit source]

2010-2011: Renault[edit | edit source]

2013: Mercedes test driver[edit | edit source]

Kubica drove Mercedes's Formula One simulator.


Formula One Statistical Overview[edit | edit source]

Formula One Career Record[edit | edit source]

Year Entrant Team WDC Pts WDC Pos. Report
Youth Career
2002 Renault Driver Development
Senior Career
2005 France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault Test Driver
2006 Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber Test Driver
6 16th Report
2007 Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber 39 6th Report
2008 Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber 75 4th Report
2009 Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber 17 14th Report
2010 France Renault F1 Team Renault 136 8th Report
2011 United Kingdom Lotus Renault GP Renault Pre-Season Testing
2012: Did Not Compete
2013 Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes Simulator Driver
2017 France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault Test Driver
2018 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams-Mercedes Test/Reserve Driver
2019 United Kingdom ROKiT Williams Racing Williams-Mercedes 1 19th Report
2020 Switzerland Alfa Romeo Racing Alfa Romeo-Ferrari Reserve Driver

Career Statistics[edit | edit source]

Entries 97
Starts 97
Pole Positions 1
Front Row Starts 4
Race Wins 1
Podiums 12
Fastest laps 1
Points 274
Laps Raced 5382
Distance Raced 27045 km (16805 mi)
Races Led 8
Laps Led 74
Distance Led 337 km (209 mi)
Doubles 0
Hat-Tricks 0

Race Wins[edit | edit source]

No. Race
1 2008 Canadian Grand Prix

Career Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Pts Pos
2006 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 6 16th
TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD DSQ 12th 3rd 13th 9th 9th
2007 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 39 6th
Ret 18th 6th 4th 5th Ret INJ 4th 4th 7th 5th 8th 5th 9th 7th Ret 5th
2008 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 75 4th
Ret 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 2nd 1st 5th Ret 7th 8th 3rd 6th 3rd 11th 2nd 6th 11th
2009 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 17 14th
14th Ret
[7]
13th 18th 11th Ret 7th 13th 14th 13th 8th 4th Ret 8th 9th 2nd 10th
2010 Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 136 8th
11th 2nd 4th 5th 8th 3rd 6th 7th 5th Ret 7th Ret 3rd 8th 7th Ret 5th 9th 5th
2011–2017: Did not compete
2018 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
TD TD TD
2019 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Mexico.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1 19th
17th 16th 17th 16th 18th 18th 18th 18th 20th 15th 10th 19th 17th 17th 16th Ret 17th 18th Ret 16th 19th
2020 Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Styria.png Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Tuscany.png Flag of Russia.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Portugal.svg Flag of Emilia-Romagna.png Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 0
TD TD TD


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance) DNS Did not start
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap [+] More Symbols

Notes[edit | edit source]

V T E Renault Logo.png Renault F1
Drivers
3. Australia Daniel Ricciardo · 31. France Esteban Ocon
Personnel
Carlos Ghosn · Jérôme Stoll · Cyril Abiteboul
Former Personnel
Frédéric Vasseur
Former Drivers
Nico Hülkenberg · Carlos Sainz, Jr. · Kevin Magnussen · Nick Heidfeld · Bruno Senna · Vitaly Petrov · Jolyon Palmer · Robert Kubica · Fernando Alonso · Nelson Piquet, Jr. · Romain Grosjean · Heikki Kovalainen · Giancarlo Fisichella · Jarno Trulli · Jacques Villeneuve · Jenson Button · Derek Warwick · Patrick Tambay · François Hesnault · Philippe Streiff · Eddie Cheever · Alain Prost · René Arnoux · Jean-Pierre Jabouille
World Champions
Spain Fernando Alonso (2005, 2006)
F1 Cars
RS01 · RS10 · RE20 · RE20B · RE30 · RE30B · RE30C · RE40 · RE50 · RE60 · RE60B · R202 · R23 · R24 · R25 · R26 · R27 · R28 · R29 · R30 · R31 · RS16 · R.S.17 · R.S.18
Season Reports
1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984 · 1985 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2016 · 2017 · 2018
Full results
V T E Williams Logo blue.jpg Williams F1
Drivers
6. Canada Nicholas Latifi · 63. United Kingdom George Russell
Personnel
Frank Williams · Patrick Head · Pat Symonds · Mike Coughlan
World Champions
Australia Alan Jones (1980) · Finland Keke Rosberg (1982) · Brazil Nelson Piquet (1987) · United Kingdom Nigel Mansell (1992) ·
France Alain Prost (1993) · United Kingdom Damon Hill (1996) · Canada Jacques Villeneuve (1997)
Cars
March 761 · FW06 · FW07 · FW07B · FW07C · FW07D · FW08 · FW08C · FW09 · FW09B · FW10 · FW10B · FW11 · FW11B · FW12 · FW12C · FW13 · FW13B · FW14 · FW14B · FW15C · FW16 · FW16B · FW17 · FW17B · FW18 · FW19 · FW20 · FW21 · FW22 · FW23 · FW24 · FW25 · FW26 · FW27 · FW28 · FW29 · FW30 · FW31 · FW32 · FW33 · FW34 · FW35 · FW36 · FW37 · FW38 · FW40 · FW41
v · t · e Teams and Drivers
2007 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenRenaultFerrariHondaBMW SauberToyotaRed BullWilliamsToro RossoSpykerSuper Aguri
Engines BMWFerrariHondaMercedesRenaultToyota
Drivers 1 Alonso • 2 Hamilton • 3 Fisichella • 4 Kovalainen • 5 Massa • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Button • 8 Barrichello • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Kubica/Vettel • 11 R. Schumacher • 12 Trulli • 14 Coulthard • 15 Webber • 16 Rosberg • 17 Wurz/Nakajima • 18 Liuzzi • 19 Speed/Vettel • 20 Sutil • 21 Albers/Winkelhock/Yamamoto • 22 Sato • 23 Davidson
Other Drivers AlbuquerqueAmmermüllerAndrettiAsmerBadoerBirdBourdaisBuemiChandhokChandhok
2008 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariBMW SauberRenaultWilliamsRed BullToyotaToro RossoHondaSuper AguriForce IndiaMcLaren
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyotaHonda
Race Drivers Räikkönen • 2 Massa • 3 Heidfeld • 4 Kubica • 5 Alonso • 6 Piquet, Jr • 7 Rosberg • 8 Nakajima • 9 Coulthard • 10 Webber • 11 Trulli • 12 Glock • 14 Bourdais • 15 Vettel • 16 Button • 17 Barrichello • 18 Sato • 19 Davidson • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 22 Hamilton • 23 Kovalainen
Other Drivers Badoer • Gené • Schumacher • Klien • Asmer • di Grassi • Grosjean • Yamamoto • Hülkenberg • Buemi • Kobayashi • Hartley • Wurz • Conway • Filippi • Liuzzi • Paffett • de la Rosa
2009 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenFerrariBMW SauberRenaultToyotaToro RossoRed BullWilliamsForce IndiaBrawn
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariBMWToyota
Race Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • Badoer • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet, Jr • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21/3 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers Paffett • de la Rosa • Gené • Klien • di Grassi • Hartley • Coulthard • Hülkenberg • Davidson • Wurz
2010 Teams and Drivers
Teams McLarenMercedesRed BullFerrariWilliamsRenaultForce IndiaToro RossoLotusHRTBMW SauberVirgin
Engines MercedesRenaultFerrariCosworth
Race Drivers Button • 2 Hamilton • 3 Schumacher • 4 Rosberg • 5 Vettel • 6 Webber • 7 Massa • 8 Alonso • 9 Barrichello • 10 Hülkenberg • 11 Kubica • 12 Petrov • 14 Sutil • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Buemi • 17 Alguersuari • 18 Trulli • 19 Kovalainen • 20 Chandhok • 20/21 Yamamoto • 20 Klien • 21 Senna • 22 De la Rosa • 22 Heidfeld • 23 Kobayashi • 24 Glock • 25 Di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett • Hartley • Ricciardo • Coulthard • Fisichella • Badoer • Gené • Bottas • Tung • D'Ambrosio • Charouz • Di Resta • Fauzy • Soucek • Razia


v·d·e Nominate this page for Featured Article
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.