33-year-old Polish racing driver Robert Kubica could become a Scuderia Ferrari test driver for the 2019 Formula One season. That was the rumour as the paddock packed up in Austin, amid reports the Pole is also still in contention for the race seat at Williams ahead of next season.
The Williams rumour was ramped up after his recent visit to the headquarters of Polish oil company PKN Orlen: “People think this money is for me, but it’s not,” Kubica told Eleven Sports. “It’s so Poland is represented on the international stage as a nation.”
If the Williams deal doesn’t come off, the Scuderia Ferrari test role currently occupied by Toro Rosso-bound Daniil Kvyat could be up for grabs for Kubica, as the 24-year old Russian auto racing driver, currently working as a development driver for the Maranello team, will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso from the 2019 Formula One championship.
Now 33, the former Renault and BMW driver had actually signed a Ferrari race seat contract for 2012 when he suffered his career-ending rally accident in early 2011. He said of his recovery: “It was painful then but it is additional pain now because I was going to race for Ferrari.” – Robert Kubica confirmed.