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Kubica sponsor hints at Williams exit

Kubica sponsor hints at Williams exit

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Kubica sponsor hints at Williams exit

Kubica sponsor hints at Williams exit

Robert Kubica's major sponsor has suggested it is looking into trying to secure the Pole a seat in another team for 2020 after a disappointing return to Formula 1 with Williams. Kubica has been beaten in qualifying and the race by rookie team-mate George Russell at all seven grands prix so far in 2019.

Kubica's return to F1 after over eight years away was one of the more heart-warming threads to the start of the 2019 season as the one-time grand prix-winner proved his abilities after recovering from life-altering injuries sustained in a 2011 rally crash.

However, things have swiftly gone south for the Pole, with Williams well-documented struggles this season only exacerbating things.

Having delivered their car late for pre-season testing, Kubica and Russell have often fought amongst themselves for positions, although the GP2 champion has clung onto the back of the midfield in recent outings in Canada and Monaco.

Kubica tested for Renault in 2017, as well as Williams, who offered him a reserve role last year before drafting him into the driver line-up.

And Kubica's main sponsor Orlen, the petrochemical company reportedly sponsoring Kubica to the tune of €10million, has hinted a move could be on the cards.

"This is a job for Robert and Orlen," the company's president Daniel Obajtek told Newsroom, per sport.pl. "Everything is on the table.

"We also have such possibilities. We often talk about this topic.

"A lot here depends on the direction Robert will take. After all, he has a good sense of the sport."

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