Robert Kubica (front) has picked up one point this season but has regularly been out-qualified by team-mate George Russell

Robert Kubica is to leave Williams at the end of the season.

He returned to Formula 1 this year after an eight-year absence following life-changing injuries sustained in a rally crash in February 2011.

The Pole’s return was testament to his immense resilience and character but results have not matched his standards.

Kubica said this year had been “very demanding” and added that “to evaluate different opportunities I have decided not to continue more with Williams”.

He was one of the biggest stars in F1 when he suffered the rally crash that curtailed his career before the 2011 season.

He suffered a partially severed right arm and multiple fractures around his body after a roadside metal barrier pierced the car.


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