Robert Kubica believes that Fernando Alonso is misunderstood when the Spaniard speaks about his future plans. Kubica, who returns to the Formula 1 grid in March, also speaks about the measure of Alonso’s talents.
Alonso, a two-time world champion, will not feature on the grid in 2019 as he looks to achieve motorsports Triple Crown. When Williams announced the return of Kubica, Alonso spoke highly of the Polish driver’s skills.
Kubica repays the favour and goes one step further. He suggests the former McLaren driver is the best driver the sport has ever witnessed.
“Sometimes people confuse the desire to get better with arrogance or bad character. Alonso has become world champion because of his strong character. He is not only one of the best drivers, but the best driver in Formula 1,”
With regard to Williams’ 2019 chances, their former driver, Lance Stroll believes that Kubica can kelp revive the team’s fortunes.
“Robert’s been very helpful. He just has a good view on things and he’s very passionate. I wish him all the best for .” Stroll said.
“His recovery’s been incredible, what he’s been through I couldn’t even imagine. It’s great to see him back on the grid. I’m sure the team can turn things around and I’m sure that he’ll be a big help.”
Robert Kubica will be in his first full Formula One season since his almighty accident back in 2011. Since then, his recovery has been slow but steady and he has slowly worked his way back. He previously tested an old Renault to assess his ability to handle an F1 car.
From then on, he became the test driver for Renault. After that he went to Williams as their reserve driver in 2018. But now, he has earned himself a promotion to the main team alongside George Russell.
Meanwhile, Alonso is trying to complete the elite ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’. He has already won in Monaco and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, now only the Indy 500 is left.