Winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on his first attempt, two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso has taken a big step towards becoming “best racing driver in the world.”
Robert Kubica is one of F1’s lost champions. The Pole is of course, a Grand Prix winner, yet his promising career was cut short by a hideous accident while rallying during pre-season in 2011.
On Thursday, it was announced that Kubica will compete a full season in the 2017 World Endurance Championship, driving with the ByKolles squad in LMP1.
This new chapter of Kubica’s inspiring story is highly significant.
This weekend was a landmark one for motorsport. One of the most exhilarating Le Mans 24 Hours race in recent memory, characterised by a mesmerising battle for LMP1 honours, saw Nico Hulkenberg become the first active Formula One driver to win the race for 24 years. The German has been widely regarded as one of motorsport’s most promising talents for some time, yet having missed out on F1’s top-line seats hitherto, speculation regarding a potential future in WEC has been rife since the triumph.