SINGAPORE – Robert Kubica will not return to ROKiT Williams Racing after the conclusion of the current Formula One season.
Kubica initially joined the team as a reserve driver in 2018 before returning to Formula One full-time this year for the first time since 2010. He has scored one point so far this year, which came courtesy of a 10th-place finish at the Hockenheimring in the German Grand Prix.
“I would like to thank the team for the last two years and for helping make my comeback to the Formula One grid possible,” said Kubica. “I have enjoyed my time with ROKiT Williams Racing, both as reserve and development driver and as a race driver this year, but I feel that the time is now right for me to move on to the next chapter in my career.”
“I would like to thank Robert for his hard work and respect his decision to leave the team at the end of the 2019 season,” said Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal of ROKiT Williams Racing. “Robert has been an important member of the team in both his role as reserve and development driver, and subsequently as one of our race drivers in 2019. We thank him for his continued efforts throughout what has been a challenging couple of seasons and wish him well in his future endeavours.”
The team has not yet announced its 2020 driver lineup. Kubica was partnered with rookie George Russell this season.