Robert Kubica, who raced at Williams last year, and his sponsor, the Polish oil company Orlen, went to Alfa Romeo this year, where he got a job as a reserve and test pilot.
Thanks to the naming sponsor, Kubica also got a number of driving opportunities during the winter testing and then drove in a number of free practice sessions, as he will do tomorrow, at the first free practice of the Bahrain Grand Prix, where Kimi Räikkönen rides his car on the Sahir track.
At the same time, it is possible that Kubica will be driving his F1 car for the last time on Friday, as a Polish celebrating his 36th birthday next Sunday is considering doing something different next year.
“I think my next season will be different,” he told Polish Sokolim Okiem.
“We don’t know how long the epidemic will last, and I don’t want to be in a similar situation next year. It’s not that I don’t want to go to races, but I also want to take time for my own physical condition and rest, which is important in the long run. And if I go into something else, I won’t be able to travel for 23 Formula 1 weekends a year. And by no means do I want to go to airports just to watch the race and lap times on TV at the race venues. ”
Kubica stressed that he doesn’t know what he’s going to do in 2021 yet, but highlighted the Japanese Super GT series where he would love to drive, yet he doesn’t see an opportunity there yet.