Abu Dhabi - Polish
driver Robert Kubica will return to Formula One for Williams in 2019,
eight years after he was seriously injured in a rally crash, the team
said ON Thursday.
Kubica, who has not taken part in a grand prix since his right arm
was partially severed in the accident in 2011, joins Englishman George
Russell at the British team in 2019.
The 33-year-old Polish driver has done several practice sessions for
Williams and his return to the sport was announced in Abu Dhabi, the
venue of his last race back in 2010.
Kubica said: "Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has helped
me during what was a difficult period of my life over these last few
"It has been a challenging journey to make it back to the Formula One
grid, but what seemed almost impossible is now beginning to feel
possible, as I am excited to be able to say that I will be on the
Formula One grid in 2019.
"It will not be easy, but, with hard work and dedication, both George
and myself will work together to try and help the team get in better
shape to move further up the grid."
Kubica's right arm was partially severed in the rally crash in Italy
in February 2011 which brought a dramatic halt to his F1 career that had
already produced one grand prix victory.