ROBERT KUBICA IDriver profile
Born on 7.12.1984 in Cracow, Poland
He found his greatest passion before he turned five. That was when Robert saw his first car - a miniature of an off-road car with a 2 hp engine - displayed on the shop window. And so he got his best birthday and Christmas present ever. It was not long before he started going kart racing, winning six Polish championship titles in just three years. These were merely the beginnings of his great international career. It was not surprising to anybody he met on his way to F1, when he finally got to the pinnacle of motorsport. It took him little time to establish himself as one of the best racing drivers in Formula One - with his full commitment, incredible speed and extraordinary racing intelligence. He made it 12 times to the podium, including the historic 2008 Canadian Grand Prix win. His career was cut short by a horrific rally accident at the beginning of 2011, but two years later, Robert sat behind a wheel of a rally car to make a stunning comeback. He won the WRC-2 title in his very first rally season in 2013 and earned himself a place in the World Rally Car in the following year. At the opening Robert surpassed his goal for the season which was to win at least one stage, by winning two first Special Stages in Rallye Monte Carlo. In no time Kubica became a very promising, brilliant newcomer to the sport, climbing to the top of the World Championship, exactly as he did before, in Formula One.