Following the confirmation of the contract with Sergey Sirotkin team Williams announced the signing of an agreement with Robert Kubica, who will serve as the backup pilot.
The Polish racer will help the engineers in the finalization of the machine, as well as participate in sponsorship events in Williams.
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“I am very excited to join the Williams team as an official reserve driver and development driver, said Kubica in an interview with the press service Williams. – I’m in better physical shape than ever. For this, I had to work very hard, so I am grateful to Williams for giving me the chance and trust.
It was nice to return to the paddock of Formula 1, and now I look forward to working with the technical staff of the team at the base and on the track to help in the development of machines FW41 and to contribute to the team’s results in the season 2018.
Since I already made behind the wheel of the FW36 and FW40, I would be interested to work with the team and to help realise the potential of the new car.
Return to Formula 1 remains my main goal. Now I made another important in this area and look forward to work.”
Head of the technical staff of Williams paddy Lowe greeted the Polish rider on the team and expressed admiration for his return behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car after six years of pause related to the consequences of the accident at the rally.
“First of all we would like to congratulate Robert with what he has been able to achieve to date, said Lowe. To recover from such injuries, get back in shape again sit behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car is really a big achievement that many thought impossible.
We expect that Robert will make a technical contribution to the work of the team, using all the experience test training on the simulator and support for drivers and engineers at every stage. I admired him for many years and am very happy that I will work with him in the championship in 2018″.
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