For 8 years now, fans from home and abroad have been waiting for the return of Robert Kubica, to Formula 1. No other driver in the history of the sport has had such a long break between starts. Will the Polish driver be able to recapture the success he had in the past? – This question is often repeated. Let STATSCORE give you three reasons that indicate the answer is „yes”!

273 POINTS

When Robert Kubica started to race, the old scoring system still applied. This meant that only 8 drivers scored, and the winner was rewarded with 10 points. Only 4 of the current drivers (Hamilton, Raikkonen, Grosjean, Vettel) drove at that time. During a 6 years period, the Pole not only scored nearly 300 points, but also became the second youngest competitor to stand on the podium (in his third start!) and the sixth youngest winner of a race.

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12 TIMES ON THE PODIUM

Looking at the Polish driver’s career, he has the best memories from Italy and Monaco, where he was twice in the top three. He also drank champagne in Australia, Malaysia, Valencia, Japan, Canada, Bahrain and for the last time in Belgium 2010. Kubica did not race for Ferrari, Red Bull or Mercedes, but he was able to compete with the best. In the past 3 years, drivers from outside the mentioned teams, have stood on the podium only 5 times!

ONE WIN

The number “1” in the case of Kubica is associated with many events. He is the first and only representative of Poland in the history of Formula One. He claimed one pole and had one victory in the 2008 Grand Prix in Canada. Will this number still accompany the Pole in his return to the “queen of sports”? You can find all the data and statistics form the new season in our SportsAPI feed, or follow the competition and every race live with LivematchPro.

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