However, if the latest reports are to be believed, we may not see the last of the Polish veteran. Apparently, Haas is in talks with Kubica for a test and simulator driver in 2020, according to team boss Guenther Steiner.
Admittedly, the 34-year old has been linked to other racing series including DTM. Steiner revealed to Motorsport.com that he is discussions with Kubica about a role for next season.
“Anything is possible and we are talking with him,” explained Steiner. “I always talk with a lot of people, try to make things better. But I don’t know yet [if it will happen].
“I need still to speak with Robert if he wants to do it now he has decided he is leaving Williams, but I don’t know his other plans.”
Admittedly, Robert Kubica has been schooled by his younger teammate George Russell at Williams. However, Steiner is confident that Robert Kubica possesses a lot of technical knowledge, which could benefit Haas.
“He’s got lot of experience, and he is known to be one of the best of test and simulator drivers around. I’ve never worked with him, but I’ve got a lot of people which worked with him, and they all respect him a lot.
“I think he cannot do a full-time job, or he doesn’t want to. But he is a good benchmark.”
Steiner admitted that it was much more important since there will be no testing next year. Otherwise there is no point to put a driver in the simulator who cannot make a correlation.
It was also worth noting that Racing Point were also pursuing Robert Kubica to fill a similar role.