Robert Kubica is confident that he will be able to perform at his top level from the get-go in the 2019 season as he feels like everyone else “we will all start from zero.”
Kubica returns to Formula 1 for the first time since the end of the 2010 season, racing for Williams alongside George Russell.
He was victim to a serious rally crash a few months after the Abu Dhabi GP in 2010 which left him with life-altering injuries to his right arm but feels his experience in F1 when the regulations were completely different will still benefit him next year.
"Of course from one side I have quite a lot of experience from racing, especially in Formula 1, as I did five seasons.” (gpfans.com).
"For sure I know what it takes to be a top F1 driver so I am not scared of it and I know it requires a lot of work and dedication and I am ready for it."
"From a technical point of view, driving point of view, we have winter testing, so by the time we get to Australia that is enough time to be ready. In 2019 we will all start from zero so I am not afraid that I have been away for eight years.”
Many people did not think that Kubica would manage to make a return to F1 with the injury to his right forearm.
"I heard it for many years, people struggled to believe that I could do it. All team managers, all team principals, if I [was] a team principal I would also have doubts.”
"But that's the reason why I said this year has been very useful because my first - the first meeting [with Claire Williams] I remember when we met I said that if you have any doubts we shouldn't be doing it.”
"I have to be sure I can do it, and that's why I'm here."