Meanwhile, Polish fuel giant PKN Orlen has been announced as a new co-title sponsor for Alfa Romeo Racing starting from the 2020 season under a multi-year partnership.
The team, which is operated by Sauber Motorsport, will now compete as Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen, the PAP news agency reported on New Year’s Day.
“PKN Orlen branding will feature on the team’s C39 car and on all team trackside assets,” according to the sauber-group.com website.
Kubica, 35, said last year he would leave British team Williams at the end of the season, in a disappointing finale to an extraordinary Formula 1 comeback.
Kubica, the first Pole to compete in Formula 1, made his F1 debut in 2006 and claimed a total of 12 podium finishes until 2010. He won the Canadian Grand Prix with BMW Sauber in 2008 and then competed for Renault, taking three podium spots in his season with the French manufacturer.
The Pole was forced to take a break from the sport after a serious crash in a rally car in 2011.
He injured his arm, shoulder and leg. He then started a long road to recovery.
In 2017, he became a test and reserve driver for the Williams team. He returned to Formula 1 Grand Prix racing with Williams last season.
Source: PAP, sauber-group.com