F1 returnee, Robert Kubica will finally be back behind the wheel of an F1 car after nearly a decade. Since he last raced in 2010, a lot has changed in Formula One, so it will be a massive learning curve for the Polish driver.
The 34-year old suffered a heavy shunt back in 2011 in a Rally race, ahead of the coming season. This put paid to his dreams of racing in Formula One for a long time. However, he refused to give up and let this crash end a blossoming career.
However, there is a question of ‘will he be served a reality check when the lights go green in Melbourne?’. The Pole has confessed that he is not a 100% ready for his F1 return, 20% at best, to say the least.
Speaking to Crash.net, Robert Kubica mused, “It will be a very emotional grand prix. It is the second debut for me after being away from the sport for many years.”
“My last Formula 1 race was in Abu Dhabi 2010, so I am looking forward to going to Australia with a few things to cover and learn.”
However, he also said, “I hope to enjoy the weekend and that everything will run smoothly without any big issues so I can concentrate on my driving and discover a new Formula 1.”
“It is one thing to drive a Formula 1 car, and it is another thing to actually race it. Over the years, I think the approach to races has changed, so I have a lot of things to discover but I am looking forward to it.”
Sadly, any delusions of a triumphant return will be rudely burst, given the problems faced by the RoKit Williams team. Starting things off was the fact that they were 2 days late to testing due to the car not being built on time. Then, there were rumours saying that there was a crisis in the management. Capping things off was a development that the FW42 sported illegal parts.