Kubica’s return proves he’d have been F1 world champion

Kubica’s return proves he’d have been F1 world champion

Robert Kubica's journey back to Formula 1 will be completed when he lines up for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. It's been a phenomenally hard journey back for the Polish driver - but that determination proves he had exactly what it takes to succeed

Regardless of how Robert Kubica fares on his Formula 1 return with Williams in 2019, he will likely always be regarded as a world champion who should have been but never was.

With most drivers, you have to caveat such a statement. In particular, there's the question of how they would stand up mentally to the intensity of a season-long fight for supremacy, for many great 'talents' have crumbled under such pressure. It takes a special mindset to thrive consistently in elite sport, and that can only be tested in battle.

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