Robert Kubica “learned a big lesson” in past 10 years

13-12-2019 16:54
by Bevan Youl
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Robert Kubica “learned a big lesson” in past 10 years

Robert Kubica has said that past 10 years of his life has taught him a “big lesson” to not worry about the future of his Formula 1 or racing career, after his life changing crash in 2011 took him on a different path.

Kubica entered F1 as a 21-year old back in 2006 with BMW Sauber, competing through until the end of the 2010 season, finishing on the podium 11 times and claiming his only victory at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.
 
But a horror crash in 2011 during the off-season whilst taking part in the Rondi de Andora rally saw the Pole’s right arm partly severed, left him unable to make a return to the cockpit of an F1 car.
 
Between 2012-2017 he took part in the World Rally Championship before being offered to test in F1 again with Renault in 2017.
 
Williams ended up signing Kubica as reserve driver for 2018 before promoting him to a full-time seat for 2019, but now walks away from the sport again.
 
"I have no control over it – there might be a chance [of a comeback], there might not be," he said as quoted by Motorsport.com. "I think in the last 10 years I learned a big lesson.

"Even when everything is [seemingly] under control in your life - in the past I had a contract for another three years of racing and I ended up in hospital with half of my body damaged and I nearly lost my life.

"Hopefully this time it will be different."

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