Robert Kubica will leave Williams at the end of this season

Robert Kubica will leave Williams at the end of the 2019 season

Robert Kubica will leave Williams at the end of the 2019 season

Kubica has, however, scored the Grove-based team's only point of the season in what has been their worst season in their 43-year history in Formula 1, as he finished in 10th place in the German Grand Prix.

But Kubica will not return to Williams in the 2020 season.

Kubica, who has been Williams for two years after being a development driver last season has struggled to find the pace he had in his first spell in the sport but placed his thanks to the team for giving him a chance to comeback to the sport.

The 34-year-old made his return in 2019, eight years after suffering near-fatal injuries including a partially severed right arm in a minor rally in Italy on the eve of the 2011 season.

"I took a lot of energy, a lot of time for me to recover, to come back to the sport". I said this year the goal would be to remain in F1. "This has been a very demanding season", added the Pole, whose Williams team is now rooted to the bottom of the constructors' championship. Being back in F1 after a long time is not easy.

"We started racing together in karting in 1998 and for me, Robert is one of the most talented drivers that I have competed against", the Mercedes driver said.

"It has been great to have him back".

"I understand his position and I don't know what's given him the reason to make the decision but I hope there's a position for him next year".

When asked whether he would consider a role that mainly involved simulator work, he replied: "Regarding simulator I don't want to go too much into details, I will be evaluating different opportunities".

"The way he came back, in motorsport there is other examples but also in life generally, to come back to the highest level and to have fought the way he fought back is very impressive".

Williams will keep George Russell in 2020 and says it will announce its full lineup in due course.

Before his rally crash, Kubica was considered one of F1's brightest stars, winning the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix for the BMW Sauber team on his way to finishing third in that year's drivers' championship.

Here is what Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams had to say about Kubica leaving the team after the 2019 season.

"I think it's been great to have him back, it's definitely not the same scenario as when he was in a more competitive team back in the day, but he's done great this year".

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