Kubica: I take blame for one of my three crashes

Williams driver Robert Kubica claims he is responsible for only one of his crashes during a woeful 2019 Formula 1 season with the once might team now reduced to perennial backmarkers.

The Pole’s inspirational Formula 1 comeback comes to an end after next weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale. Although he has been linked with a reserve role for 2020, it is hard to see him back on the grid for a full season after this one.

The year has been abysmal for both the 34-year-old, who has notably struggled alongside rookie George Russell, and the cash-strapped Williams. Kubica’s biggest complaint has been the inconsistency of the package that he has been given.

Notably, he crashed in Baku but also last weekend in Brazil, but he takes personal responsibility only for a qualifying crash in Japan, “I crashed in Japan, which was my mistake. So out of those three cases, I blame myself only once.

“In Baku, it was a miracle that the accident did not happen earlier. It makes no sense to go back and look into the details now, but considering the situation we were in, it’s a miracle that nothing happened to me before that,” added Kubica.