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Why Kubica brings a new perspective to Alfa Romeo
He's overcome many setbacks to restart a racing career that once brought him close to Formula 1 world championship glory. Now Robert Kubica has been stuck at home during what should have been his busiest season ever - but, as he explains to Stuart Codling, he's still eating up the miles, albeit virtually...
Among the many ruinations COVID-19 has wrought, Robert Kubica's ambitious plans to dovetail a reserve-driver gig at the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team with a BMW DTM drive (in which he'd also have a hand in team management) are perhaps but a stitch in a global tapestry of thwarted ambitions.
But if anyone in F1 is accustomed to dealing with bumps in the road, it's Kubica.
A 2019 season spent making up the numbers in a struggling Williams wasn't the kind of comeback he'd have wanted to make after the best part of a decade out of the F1 cockpit, but it's enabled him to finally put that life-changing 2011 rally accident, and its consequences, behind him.
OPINION: Different perspectives had Lewis Hamilton’s solo second standing start in Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix as fabulous or farcical. But did it make the championship appear too silly for the sake of a moment of high-charged sporting drama?
The chaotic start to the Hungarian GP set the scene for F1's less heralded drivers to make a name for themselves. Esteban Ocon did just that to win in fine style, but further down the order one driver was making his first visit to the points and - while the circumstances were fortunate - took full advantage of the chance presented to him
This was race that showcased the best and worst of Formula 1, producing a first time winner and a memorable comeback to a podium finish. Avoiding trouble at the start and astute strategy calls were key to success, but where some drivers took full advantage, others made key errors that cost them dearly
Set to restart the red-flagged Hungarian Grand Prix in second, Esteban Ocon had some doubts when he peeled into the pits to swap his intermediate tyres for slicks. But this "heart-breaking" call was vindicated in spectacular fashion as the Alpine driver staved off race-long pressure from Sebastian Vettel for a memorable maiden Formula 1 victory
Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves
Mercedes ended Friday practice at the Hungaroring with a clear gap to Red Bull thanks to Valtteri Bottas’s pace in topping FP2. But there are other reasons why the Black Arrows squad feels satisfied with its progress so far at a track many Formula 1 observers reckon favours Red Bull overall...
OPINION: Red Bull was justified to be upset that Lewis Hamilton survived his British GP clash with Max Verstappen and went on to win. But its attempts to lobby the FIA to reconsider the severity of Hamilton's in-race penalty were always likely to backfire, and have only succeeded in creating a PR disaster that will distract from its on-track efforts
OPINION: It wasn't just the Verstappen/Hamilton clash that had the Red Bull and Mercedes bosses at loggerheads at Silverstone, with the nature of Formula 1's 2025 engines also subject for disagreement. But hopes to have loud, emotive engines that are also environmentally friendly don't have to be opposed.
R&D token flexibility “a good compromise" - Brawn
Ricciardo completes Renault F1 test in Austria