Racing Point: Would be great to have Robert on the team

Racing Point team boss Otmar Szafnauer has confirmed that his team is also pushing to sign up Robert Kubica for the 2020 Formula 1 season.

Kubica’s sponsor PKN Orlen, who intend to stay in F1, will also leave Williams after Abu Dhabi, and it is believed the Polish oil company is in talks with Haas and Racing Point.

Kubica looks set to become a test and reserve driver, and combine that role with a race seat in another series like DTM.

Haas boss Gunther Steiner has said openly that he wants to sign the 34-year-old and said as much in Brazil, “I hope that in the coming days we will be able to announce something.”

But Racing Point is also keen to secure Kubica and the backing he would bring along to the team.

“It would be great to have Robert on the team,” boss Otmar Szafnauer told Eleven Sports. “We respect him a lot, so it would be great if he could help us as a team.”

Meanwhile, at the end of a fraught return to the grid for the Pole this year, Kubica admitted that he is looking forward to the season finale in Abu Dhabi.

“Very good,” he said in Brazil when asked about his late-season mood. “Good because it’s the last race. I have to be honest, it was a very long season.”