Kubica 'ready' to step up if Stroll leaves

2018-08-25 12:24
Robert Kubica (TEAMtalk Media)

Cape Town - Robert Kubica believes he is "ready" to step up to a Williams race seat at any time should Lance Stroll leave the team. 

With his father Lawrence now the new owner of the Racing Point Force India team, there has been some suggestion that Stroll could swap teams during this year's championship. 

Asked about the rumours in the build-up to the Belgian GP, the driver replied "nothing's guaranteed." 

He added: "For the moment, I am here at Williams. I am not sure what I will be doing in the future." 

Should Stroll swap to Force India, Williams could call on reserve driver Kubica to replace him. 

The Polish driver has spent time in the car testing for the team and believes he is ready to race if they need him. 

"I feel ready because otherwise I would not sign a contract with Williams for this year," he told Autosport. 

"So it's on my desk that, 'You have to keep being ready and in case something happens, you have to step up'. 

"Of course, it is not easy when you have to drive against the top drivers in the middle of the season.

 "Although I have some opportunities to drive the car, you still lack experience, but you have to do it. 

"I also think when Williams approached me for this role, they also have no doubts that I can do it. 

"But what's happening currently and a lot of speculation is not affecting myself. 

"I'm doing my job and then what the future will bring, we will see."

Read more on:    robert kubica  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.