Robert Kubica has been waiting for a confirmation on his F1 future for sometime now. With Lawrence Stroll taking up the reigns of Racing Point Force India, Lance Stroll is almost certain to make the move away from Williams, with an announcement expected during or before the Russian Grand Prix.
Now, a seat should be vacant at Williams post Stroll’s rumoured move, but that doesn’t quite guarantee an F1 seat for Kubica, something that he has stressed on in the past.
Ocon is in search of a seat for next year and he could grab that Williams seat, provided Mercedes figure out a deal with Williams(maybe by providing them engines at a cheaper price).
Now, amidst all this, rumours have emerged about Toro Rosso making a possible move for Kubica, as effectively there could be two available seats at the Red Bull sister team.
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Gasly has already made the upgrade to Red Bull, leaving one vacant seat for sure. And with Hartley not putting up a lot of impressive performances, the second seat too seems to be up for grabs.
Kyvaat seems to have reportedly agreed to join Toro Rosso and if those reports are indeed true, only one seat is available to a bunch of other suitors.
“I think the coming days or weeks are important as I decide what to do next year. I may be wrong, but I think Williams has different priorities than I do. I do not know why people only associate me with this team.” Kubica said talking about his future.
When asked about the Toro Rosso rumours, Kubica admitted that he hadn’t really heard about them, but would welcome a move.
“It’s news to me,” Kubica said.
I have not heard from Dr Marko, so I’m really not aware of such a possibility. But he knows where to find me if he wants to come and talk.” he added.
Kubica is still waiting to see what happens in the months to come and is currently keeping his hopes down to a minimum.
“Today I am still bound by the deal with Williams, but we will see what happens. From their perspective they can take forever, but I will not be here automatically.” he said.
“My approach is the same as it was three months ago, three weeks ago, three days ago. If one of Williams’ seats is vacant, I will be ready. Whether this happens or not is not up to me.
“I want to understand what will give me the most satisfaction. I want to find a goal that will be the most satisfying, not necessarily in the short term but also the long run.” he concluded.
What do you think the future holds for Robert Kubica? Should he push for a move to Toro Rosso or hope for a Williams seat?