Robert Kubica returned to racing in F1 in 2019 after a years-long hiatus caused by a rallying accident. This achievement has been recognised by Formula 1, which hailed the Polish driver’s return as one of the sport’s greatest.
Nico Hulkenberg will return behind the wheel of a car in the upcoming Formula 1 season. The German has remained a test driver at Aston Martin since 2019, but has now signed a contract with Haas and will return to compete with the world’s best drivers.
His return has led F1 to decide to compile a list of the greatest comebacks in the history of the sport. Robert Kubica and his fight to return to racing was not absent from among them. The Pole was ranked sixth on the list. – He was one of the highest rated talents, the special video stated.
It added that Kubica was being courted by Ferrari, but his plans were thwarted by an accident on the Andorra Rally in 2011. It also recalled that the Pole first spent three months in hospital and then did not compete for eight years. He started his comeback with rallying, then tested Renault cars before finally ending up at Williams, where he competed in 2019.
In addition to Kubica, the list of spectacular comebacks includes Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen, Niki Lauda and Alain Prost. The latter two returned to racing and went on to even win championship titles.