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Kubica rumoured to be looking for Formula E seat

Former Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica is looking for a drive in Formula E, according to a report by Auto Bild.

The Pole made his debut in F1 in 2006 with BMW Sauber, taking his first and ultimately only victory with the team at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix. Following a brief stint with Renault, his career was cut short by an off-season rallying accident leaving him with life-threatening injuries.

After a lengthy programme of rehabilitation, Kubica was able to return to action, albeit in rallying as the extent of his injuries left him unable to return to F1.

His first season in the inaugural WRC-2 championship granted the Pole his first title since Formula Renault 3.5 in 2005, soon followed by a move to the World Rally Championship.

It has now emerged in a report from Auto Bild that Kubica is looking to return to single seaters, with Formula E being a target.

The report, translated from German, states: “Auto Bild Motorsport believes that the former Formula 1 driver does not have enough sponsorship to make a second start after his appearance at the opening rally of 2016 in Monte Carlo. The 31 year old could be going back to his roots, however.

“The rumour is that Kubica is actively searching for a way into Formula E. Five years after his serious rally accident in Italy, in which Kubica seriously injured his hand – at one point, amputation looked likely – the winner of the 2008 Canada F1 GP could make a comeback in formula cars.”

A recent report from Spanish publication Marca has said that Renault F1 development driver Carmen Jorda is also looking for a seat in Formula E, with unofficial reports stating that the Spaniard is chasing a season three drive with Renault e.dams.

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About Topher Smith
Topher is an experienced and passionate Motorsport journalist with Formula E, Formula 1, GP2/F2, GP3 and IndyCar all on his resume. When he isn't at the trackside you can find him furthering his own capabilities and knowledge through his endless search for original ideas and material. Also plays league pool.