Robert Kubica

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Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica 2010 Malaysia.jpg
Robert Kubica at the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix
Nationality Poland Polish
Date of birth 7 December 1984 (1984-12-07) (age 29)
Formula One World Championship career
2011 team Renault
2011 car # 9
Races 76
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 12
Career points 273
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 1
First race 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix
First win 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
Last win 2008 Canadian Grand Prix
Last race 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2010 position 8th (136 points)

Robert Kubica (born 7 December 1984 in Krakow) is a Polish racing driver.

On 1 December 2005, Kubica got to test in Formula One for the Renault F1 Team. After the test, he was hired by the BMW Sauber F1 team as the test and reserve driver for the 2006 F1 season.

Robert Kubica got the chance to race in the Hungarian Grand Prix replacing the departing Jacques Villeneuve for the remainder of the 2006 season. On 10 September 2006 he drove to an impressive third place and became the first Polish driver on the podium in Formula 1. This led to Kubica getting a full-time drive for the BMW outfit in 2007.

In 2008 Kubica has good season. He took the first pole position for BMW Sauber. At the Canadian Grand Prix Kubica won after a long fight with teammate Nick Heidfeld. It was first win in the race for BMW.

After BMW announced they were leaving Formula 1 in 2009, Kubica joined the French team Renault F1.

2011[change | edit source]

On February 6, 2011, Kubica was in a bad crash while competing in a rally race. He was driving a Škoda Auto in the Ronde di Andora. His car ran off the road and crashed at high speed into a wall. He was removed from the car, and air-lifted to hospital by helicopter. His co-driver, Jacub Gerber, was unhurt. Gerber was able to get out of the wrecked car.[1]

Kubica's condition was reported to be serious. Reports say that he has several fractures to his right arm, leg and hand. It was reported that his hand was crushed.[1] Doctors are trying repair the damage to his hand.[2]

On February 6, Kubica had seven hours of surgery to repair his injures. Lotus Renault GP has reported that he is doing better and his recovery encouraging. He was able to talk to his doctors and family. Kubica "is ready to fight for his comeback." He will need several more surgeries to repair the damage. He will also need to stay in the hospital for about three weeks.[3]

Renault announced that Nick Heidfeld will replace Kubica starting at the test in Barcelona.[4] Eleven weeks after his accident, Kubica was released from the hospital. He plans a short rest at his home before starting the rehabilitation treatment. He is optimistic about his progress.[5]

Racing record[change | edit source]

Career summary[change | edit source]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup RC Motorsport 10 0 1 0 1 46 14th
Formula Renault 2000 Italy 5 0 0 1 1 27 13th
2002 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup RC Motorsport 8 0 1 0 2 80 7th
Formula Renault 2000 Italy 10 4 3 5 6 188 2nd
Formula Renault 2000 Brazil RS2 1 1 1 1 1 N/A NC
2003 Formula Three Euroseries Prema Powerteam 13 1 0 3 2 31 12th
British Formula Three 2 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
Masters of Formula Three 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 33rd
Macau Grand Prix Target Racing[6] 1 0 0 0 0 N/A NC
F3 Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 6th
2004 Formula Three Euroseries Mücke Motorsport 20 0 0 0 3 53 7th
Macau Grand Prix Manor Motorsport 1 0 1 1 1 N/A 2nd
2005 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Epsilon Euskadi 17 4 3 1 11 154 1st
Macau Grand Prix Carlin Motorsport 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
2006 Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team 6 0 0 0 1 6 16th
2007 Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team 16 0 0 0 0 39 6th
2008 Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team 18 1 1 0 7 75 4th
2009 Formula One BMW Sauber F1 Team 17 0 0 0 1 17 14th
2010 Formula One Renault F1 Team 19 0 0 1 3 136 8th

* Season in progress.
As Kubica was a guest driver, he was ineligible to score points.

Complete Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2001 RC Motorsport MOZ
Ret
BRN
Ret
MAG
15
SIL
21
ZOL
Ret
HUN
6
SPI
Ret
NÜR
12
JAR
6
EST
2
14th 46
2002 RC Motorsport MAG
2
SIL
4
JAR
13
AND
3
OSC
10
SPA
Ret
IMO
27
DON
EST
4
7th 80

Complete Formula Three Euroseries results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DC Points
2003 Prema Powerteam Dallara F303/022 Spiess-Opel HOC1
1
HOC1
2
ADR
1
ADR
2
PAU
1
PAU
2
NOR
1

1
NOR
2

2
LMS
1

27
LMS
2

7
NÜR
1

9
NÜR
2

6
A1R
1

11
A1R
2

Ret
ZAN
1

7
ZAN
2

24
HOC2
1

24
HOC2
2

10
MAG
1

4
MAG
2

8
12th 31
2004 Mücke Motorsport Dallara F302/032 HWA-Mercedes HOC1
1

6
HOC1
2

7
EST
1

9
EST
2

23
ADR
1

17
ADR
1

Ret
PAU
1

3
PAU
2

2
NOR
1

19
NOR
1

4
MAG
1

9
MAG
2

5
NÜR
1

5
NÜR
2

2
ZAN
1

8
ZAN
2

5
BRN
1

10
BRN
2

8
HOC2
1

4
HOC2
2

7
7th 53

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2005 Epsilon Euskadi ZOL
1

3
ZOL
2

1
MON
1

5
VAL
1

2
VAL
2

16
LMS
1

3
LMS
2

2
BIL
1

1
BIL
2

8
OSC
1

1
OSC
2

1
DON
1

3
DON
2

6
EST
1

2
EST
2

3
MOZ
1

Ret
MOZ
2

Ret
1st 154

Complete Formula One results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2006 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 2.4 L V8 BHR
TD
MAL
TD
AUS
TD
SMR
TD
EUR
TD
ESP
TD
MON
TD
GBR
TD
CAN
TD
USA
TD
FRA
TD
GER
TD
HUN
DSQ
TUR
12
ITA
3
CHN
13
JPN
9
BRA
9
16th 6
2007 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.07 BMW P86/7 2.4 L V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
18
BHR
6
ESP
4
MON
5
CAN
Ret
USA
FRA
4
GBR
4
EUR
7
HUN
5
TUR
8
ITA
5
BEL
9
JPN
7
CHN
Ret
BRA
5
6th 39
2008 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.08 BMW P86/8 2.4 L V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
2
BHR
3
ESP
4
TUR
4
MON
2
CAN
1
FRA
5
GBR
Ret
GER
7
HUN
8
EUR
3
BEL
6
ITA
3
SIN
11
JPN
2
CHN
6
BRA
11
4th 75
2009 BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 L V8 AUS
14
MAL
Ret
CHN
13
BHR
18
ESP
11
MON
Ret
TUR
7
GBR
13
GER
14
HUN
13
EUR
8
BEL
4
ITA
Ret
SIN
8
JPN
9
BRA
2
ABU
10
14th 17
2010 Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS-27 2.4 L V8 BHR
11
AUS
2
MAL
4
CHN
5
ESP
8
MON
3
TUR
6
CAN
7
EUR
5
GBR
Ret
GER
7
HUN
Ret
BEL
3
ITA
8
SIN
7
JPN
Ret
KOR
5
BRA
9
ABU
5
8th 136
2011 Lotus Renault GP Renault R31 Renault RS27-2011 2.4 L V8 BHR
AUS
MAL
CHN
TUR
ESP
MON
CAN
EUR
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
JPN
KOR
IND
ABU
BRA
NC 0

* Season in progress.

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