Carlos Sainz Jr's loan move to Renault appeared to kill off any chances of Robert Kubica making a Formula 1 comeback. But Kubica could still find a lifeline with Williams - if he can outshine its other options…
As the pieces continue to fall into place to form next year's Formula 1 grid, a seat at Williams has become the most sought after. Lance Stroll's place in the team for 2018 is assured, but it remains unclear who will be racing alongside him.
Motorsport.com understands Williams has slimmed its options down to three: retain Felipe Massa for another year, promote Paul di Resta from reserve driver or, as it emerged in Singapore, give Robert Kubica his return to F1.
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