In september confirmed the Haas team to Ekstra Bladet, that the pole Robert Kubica was on the wish list for 2020 as the test - and simulatorkører, but now it is clear that he continues his Formula 1 career at Alfa Romeo.
It also means that the Polish oliekoncern PKN Orlen leads his many millions sponsorkroner without on Haas, and as Kubicas benefactor pumps them into the Alfa Romeo Racing.
Kubica will reservekører for the team, which takes the name of the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen. He made his Formula 1 debut in the team in 2006, when it was called BMW Sauber.
- I am very happy to start this new chapter in my career. This team has a special place in my heart, and I recognize with satisfaction the faces from back then, says Kubica in a press release.
- the Time and the circumstances are changed, but I am convinced that I will find the same determination and hunger for wins as then.
Robert Kubica is enjoying immense popularity in his home country. He is the first and so far only pole in Formula 1. Photo: Maxim Shemetov / Ritzau Scanpix
team boss Frédéric Vasseur offers first the new storsponsor welcome, before he in the press release speak nicely about its new test driver.
We are delighted to welcome Robert welcome home, and we can't wait to get to work with him. He is a running, which does not need presentation, says Vasseur and presents him:
- He is one of the most outstanding drivers of his generation, and he demonstrated what human determination actually means, when he fought back after his rally accident, says Vasseur.
That Kubica ends up at Alfa Romeo, is not top-surprisingly. The goal-share the manager with the Danish Christian Lundgaard. And when the manager - Alessandro Alunni Bravi - at the same time, also is a lawyer for Alfa-team boss Frederic Vasseur and sits in the team's board of directors, the coupling is obvious.
in addition to Alfa Romeo and Haas was also Racing for Points in the hunt for Kubica, and not least his many sponsor-million.
Kubica won the first pole in history a Formula 1 grandprix, when he won in Canada in 2008, and he remains the only pole who has appeared in Formula 1.
In 2011, he drove wrong in a rally race in Andorra and læderede his right arm, which brought his continued career in danger. In 2019, he did however comeback as Formula 1 driver, as he tørnede out for Williams.
He has obtained the support of PKN Orlen, which has financed his F1 dream. PKN Orlen is a multinational group of companies with interests in Poland, the Czech republic, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia and Canada. The group has the 2,800 gas stations and supply petrochemical products to over 100 countries on six continents, says in a press release.
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