Robert Kubica, Grand Prix winner and former F1 hotshot, looks to be on the verge of earning a development role at Scuderia Ferrari.
The Pole is most famous for his 2008 Canadian GP win, one year after his terrible crash at the Circuit Giles Villeneuve.
Many believe the former Renault driver was one of F1’s greatest drivers to never reach his full potential, after a crash whilst rallying in 2011 left him with severe injuries to his hands and legs.
Rumours of a 2019 return with Williams still remain his strongest chance at a grand prix drive, however suggestions that the Grove-based team will be looking for a driver with massive financial backing damages the Pole’s chances at securing this vacancy.
It is understood that he is in discussion with Ferrari about a potential simulator role, the Scuderia needing to fill spaces left by Antonio Giovanazzi and Daniil Kvyat who both return to the F1 grid.
Kubica is not thought to have signed or agreed a deal with Ferrari, and it is clear he would not be called up should Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc be unable to drive.
Earlier this month, Kubica said: “The situation is quite clear, and we will see. I think the team is evaluating different scenarios, and they are right to do it.”
This move would somewhat complete the course set out for him before his rallying accident.
The Polish driver revealed that he had signed a deal with then Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali that he would race for the Scuderia in 2012.
Robert Kubica’s career is one blighted by the terrible accident he suffered. He has shown immense patience and character in the recovery process, and being able to drive an F1 car is by far the greatest win of his career. Kubica rightfully deserves a role at Ferrari should the Williams door close.
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