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Robert Kubica

BMW Sauber

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Robert Kubica 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 4 14 0 0
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 6 19 0 0
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 17 13 0 0
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 13 18 0 0
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 10 11 0 0
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 17 17 0 0
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 10 7 2 2
British GP 21 Jun 2009 12 13 0 2
German GP 12 Jul 2009 16 14 0 2
Hungarian GP 26 Jul 2009 18 13 0 2
European GP 23 Aug 2009 10 8 1 3
Belgian GP 30 Aug 2009 5 4 5 8
Italian GP 13 Sep 2009 13 19 0 8
Singapore GP 27 Sep 2009 7 8 1 9
Japanese GP 4 Oct 2009 9 9 0 9
Brazilian GP 18 Oct 2009 8 2 8 17
Abu Dhabi GP 1 Nov 2009 7 10 0 17

"A lot of cognoscenti in the Formula 1 media say that Robert Kubica is the best driver out there - I've never bought into that but he is very good.

"He is a stunningly fast driver, as he proved with his second place for BMW in Brazil.

"The 24-year-old has clearly got caught up in a poor BMW Sauber car this season and now the manufacturer is exiting the sport.

"Kubica always craved and demanded more attention from BMW even when he was leading the championship for them in 2008.

"The Pole is joining Renault next year and I think he'll do very well there. The team will embrace him because they've lost Fernando Alonso to Ferrari and are searching for a team leader and a new champion.

"Renault is also searching to re-establish their credibility and image after the 'crash-gate' scandal of Singapore 2008.

"Next season is a chance for both Kubica and Renault to recover their reputation and for him in particular to reconfirm his potential as a future champion."


Robert Kubica
Kubica won his first Grand Prix in Canada in 2008 and is out for more

What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula One driver?
Exciting and intense.

What is the biggest perk of the job?

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?
I don't care.

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?
I don't remember any embarrassing moment in my career so far.

Who is the worst dressed Formula One driver?
I don't know. I don't care. Maybe me, maybe not.

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?
Both of them were great drivers. I don't have a preference.

Robert Kubica's 2009 helmet
Car number: 5
Nationality: Polish
Born: 7/12/1984, Krakow
Grand Prix debut: Hungary 2006
Grands Prix entered: 57
Wins: 1
Pole positions: 1
Podiums: 9
Points: 137

Spa or Monaco?

Spa has its own climate and its own history. It has a completely different characteristic than Monaco. Monaco is the only real street circuit in Formula One. If I had to choose I would go for Monaco.

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?
If I were not a racing driver at all, I would definitely work in motor sports. If I would not be an F1 driver, I would most probably drive GT cars.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?
There are many great sportsmen - in the past and in the present, but it is pretty hard to compare different sports.

What would be your perfect day off?
I would like to do a long-distance rally stage in Finland with a World Rally Championship car.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
I have never been to Finland but I would like to go there. I like quiet places where you are on your own. I think Finland offers places like this.

Apart from a house what is the most expensive thing that you own?
No comment.

What is your favourite item of clothing?
I like T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts.

What is your favourite music to drive to?
It depends on the situation and on my mood but 90% of my time I listen to the radio.

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?
Maybe (five-time world rally champion) Sebastien Loeb, maybe (poker player) Gus Hansen.

I am a big rally fan and Sebastien Loeb won so many titles. He is the one who could give me advice. I like Gus Hansen's way to play poker.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know
In F1 there are so many media so there is practically nothing about me you cannot find in the media.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?
Steve McQueen. I have a T-shirt with his portrait printed on it.

Boxers or briefs?
It depends on the situation.

Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?
No comment.

James Bond or Austin Powers?
No comment.

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Drivers' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Country Driver Points
1 Ger N Rosberg 385
2 GB L Hamilton 380
3 Aus D Ricciardo 256
4 Ger S Vettel 212
5 M Verstappen 204
6 Fin K Raikkonen 186
7 Mex S Perez 101
8 Fin V Bottas 85
9 Ger N Hulkenberg 72
10 Spa F Alonso 54

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