Kubica beckon test and cockpit in Williams
Robert Kubica has apparently come one step closer to returning to Formula 1.Thanks to Nico Rosberg, the former rally driver could complete tests in Williams.
The collaboration with his new consultant Nico Rosberg could help racing driver Robert Kubica to create a Formula 1 cockpit in the 2018 season.
According to information from Motorsport-Total. com, Williams is planning to carry out test drives with the Polish team in the near future.According to this, they are to be sent to Malaysia on Friday before the Grand Prix (1st place).October) or during the race weekend in Japan (6-8.October) will take place on a route in Europe.
This would give Kubica a realistic chance to secure a firm place as a driver in Williams’ top division in the coming season.
On Friday it was announced that Rosberg will be the new manager of the 32-year-old.The reigning world champion has a good relationship with the team from 2006 to 2009 through his involvement with Williams and could put in a good word for Kubica.
A commitment by the former rally driver would have another advantage: One of the two Williams drivers has to be at least 25 years old because of an advertising campaign by the main sponsor Martini.Lance Stroll is set for 2018, Kubica would meet the age criterion.
According to Motorsport-Total. com, Rosberg would also be a good brand ambassador for the alcohol producer due to his appearance and image.
The fact is, Williams has a driver problem.Felipe Massa is available, but is not the first candidate of technical director Paddy Lowe.Young drivers like Pascal Wehrlein are also not an issue, because they are not yet 25.
Kubica, should it prove itself in a possible test, could be an interesting alternative.