Kubica on his new challenge

Kubica on his new challenge

After a frustrating year at BMW Sauber in 2009, Robert Kubica starts the new challenge of trying to revive Renault's glory days. Adam Cooper talked to the Pole about the past and his future at the French squad

Robert Kubica is one of the more colourful guys you are likely to meet in the paddock, and anyone who counts competitive poker and 10-pin bowling among his off-duty pursuits is bound to be a bit more interesting than those who list ‘training' or some such as their hobby.

Like his pal Kimi Raikkonen, Kubica also has a passion for driving rally cars, and this week's Monte Carlo event was to have been a neat way of kicking off his association with Renault. Unfortunately an engine failure meant that he didn't even get off the starting ramp, and one can only hope that his disappointment is not an omen.

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