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'He doesn't let failure bring him down' - Lawrence Stroll hails 'fighter' Robert Kubica

2019-12-30 10:11

Image: AFP / Patrik Stollarz

Robert Kubica appears to be headed towards a third driver role for 2020 at Racing Point.

Earlier, with the Pole looking likely to combine a Formula 1 role with a DTM race seat with BMW, it appeared that Haas would be his 2020 destination.

'He falls but gets up'

But Poland's sport.pl claims that Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll is a big Kubica fan.

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"He doesn't let failure bring him down. He falls but gets up. In sports and in life, I have not seen someone who is so determined, such a fighter," billionaire Stroll said.

However, Kubica - who has lost his seat at Williams - told the Polish broadcaster TVP that his horror rallying crash of 2011 affected him badly.

"There were a few nights where I cried. 20 years of passion and work changed in one second," the 35-year-old said.


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"I had to mentally as well as physically rehabilitate myself. The turning point was when I did not think about how to do something, but I was glad that I could do it at all."

For instance, he says something as simple as tying his shoes is no longer easy.

"As a rule, I am lazy and do not tie them at all, but if I did it like before the accident, it would not be possible. After some time, the mind and body find a new way, and it is the final result that is important," said Kubica.

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