Showing posts with label robert kubica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label robert kubica. Show all posts

Monday, January 28, 2013

Robert Kubica Returning to Formula 1?

We'd all like to see it happen, the plucky little Pole who nearly severed his arm, come back to fight in the most intense and physically demanding sport known to mankind.

Formula One 2010 Rd.3 Malaysian GP: Robert Kub...
Formula One 2010 Malaysian GP: Robert Kubica (Renault) at autograph session on Sunday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Okay, I might be stretching things a little in the description, and there is definitely a lot more to getting a seat in Formula 1 than ability or talent these days, but Robert Kubica is back racing and has his eyes set firmly on driving with the best of the best.

Its interesting to look at what has changed since he left the sport so dramatically in 2011.
1. As I mentioned at the time, his team changed their name from Renault to Lotus.
2. There are now more paid drivers than ever before. Talent isn't enough to get you a seat, you now have to have the business acumen and the backers to get a seat - any seat!
3. Kimi Raikonnen is back, and eh is very hungry for a win.

Well Robert, the ball is in your court and we all waited anxiously for your return!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Robert Kubica's Injury - Part 2

Back in February 2011 Formula 1 racing driver and upcoming star, Robert Kubica had a serious crash whilst rallying in the off season. Here is my blog about Robert Kubica's crash.

Very much like his fellow driver Felippe Massa's near death experience with a piece of debris entering his cranium, Robert's injury put all of Formula 1's eyes on him. Unlike Felippe, Robert was unable (so far!) to return to the pinnacle of open wheel racing, which is Formula 1.

But good news! Robert is back to racing.

Autosport had this to say:

Robert Kubica took victory on his return to competition in an Italian domestic rally on Sunday.
The event was the first motorsport contest the Pole had entered since sustaining horrific injuries in a rally accident in Italy in February 2011.
...Kubica won all four stages of the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana rally to claim victory by nearly a minute over Omar Bergo's WRC Mini.
Robert Kubica

Before the start of the rally, Kubica told Italian television channel SkySport24 that the event marked the start of "a more active phase" in a recovery that he still hopes will bring him back to Formula 1 eventually.

And we're all sitting here waiting for your return sir!

Get well soon Bob.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Robert Kubica and Formula 1

There has been a lot of talk in the Formula 1 world about who is going to be in which seat next year. Fair enough, we're now off season, the teams need sponsors and as such they need to create content for the newspapers to advertise that they still exist.

Which isn't the case for Renault. Robert's team have changed their name, officially, to Lotus-Renault GP - aka 'Lotus'. For me that simply signals that they have a new sponsor.

So no more Renault, they are now Lotus.

So where does Robert fit in to all of this?
Eric Boullier has already stated, after signing Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for 2012, that the team’s relationship with Kubica is at ‘point zero’, making it increasingly unlikely that Kubica will return to Formula 1 with Lotus. Since then, the Pole has been very keen to quickly demonstrate that he is fit enough to return to Formula 1.

So that sucks!

But wait - there's more!

Team principal Boullier had already admitted that they are not going to help him regain form if he is not committed to the team, saying "I will not bring a car for him and make a nice test for him if in 2013 he has signed already an option elsewhere".


So things are now up in the air.

We shall see what happens to Renault Lotus in 2012. They dumped both of their drivers from this year and their name. What are they running away from??!!