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A profile of Renault Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica

Renault driver Robert Kubica
Kubica enjoyed a fine 2010 campaign, finishing eighth.

Robert Kubica 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 9 11 0 0
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 9 2 18 18
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 6 4 12 30
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 8 5 10 40
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 7 8 4 44
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 2 3 15 59
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 7 6 8 67
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 8 7 6 73
European GP 27 Jun 2010 6 5 10 83
British GP 11 Jul 2010 6 23 0 83
German GP 25 Jul 2010 7 7 6 89
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 8 21 0 89
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 3 3 15 104
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 9 8 4 108
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 8 7 6 114
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 3 19 0 114
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 8 5 10 124
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 7 9 2 126
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 11 5 10 136

"Robert Kubica had a very good season for Renault. From my point of view, you can now talk about him in the same group as Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

"Kubica came second at Melbourne and third in Monaco, but Suzuka stands out as his great qualifying performance.

"If I ran a grand prix team, the 25-year-old Pole would definitely be on my shortlist; he's a great driver with a very unusual and slightly loose but effective driving style.

"Kubica's consistent race pace and determination mean that his stock is higher than ever. He's doing a great job for Renault, who will struggle to keep him long term."


Name three attributes an F1 driver must have?

Speed, precision and concentration

What is the hardest thing about being an F1 driver?

Hard to say. It depends on the day. Probably the busy schedule.

Formula 1 is not just about the car because…

... it's a team sport with a lot of people involved and everything has to work together as well as possible.

If I was in charge of Formula 1 I would…

I don't know

If I could drive in any era of Formula 1 it would be…

... the late Seventies and early Eighties.

Who is your best friend among the drivers?

Fernando Alonso

Which F1 driver tells the worst jokes?

I don't know.

Describe yourself in a few words.

I don't like to speak about myself so it's better if you ask somebody else that question.

Do you excel at any other sports?

I enjoy bowling - I'm not very good though. I also play poker, but I'm not that good either.

What car(s) other than an F1 car do you drive?


Former team: BMW Sauber
Nationality: Polish
Born: 7/12/1984, Krakow
Grand Prix debut: Hungary 2006

Rally cars.

What is your favourite song and what does it remind you of?

Lately I've been listening to the Black-Eyed Peas. I don't know the names of the songs though.

What's the last book that you read?

I read 'Gomorrah' - it's about the mafia in Naples. It's a true story

What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 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 1 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.

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 1. 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.

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