Kubica: Better to be racing in F1 despite 'difficult' Williams situation

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Robert Kubica doesn't regret returning to Formula 1 despite his uncompetitive car at Williams.

The Pole has spent all season at the back of the grid and is already facing questions over his future having only defeated teammate George Russell for the first time at the French Grand Prix last month.

Certainly, it is not the comeback which most were hoping for after eight years recovering from his horrific injuries sustained in a rally crash in early 2011.

However, Kubica is happy enough to be simply back racing.

“I am not regretting what I decide,” he was quoted by PlanetF1. 

“Frustration is not a correct word because in the end it is still better being here than sitting on the sofa and watching Formula 1 on the television."

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The 35-year-old does admit, however, that the disappointment of trundling around at the back is impacting how his return is viewed.

“Definitely I would be happier if I was fighting higher up and having less problems," he continued.

"Unfortunately this difficult situation puts a lot of shadow on what I achieved and how big [an] achievement it was for me to be back here.

“This is something which I also forget because Formula 1 is a fast sport and everything happens very fast, so you somehow live day-by-day.

“You forget that in the end, I achieved something which I was working on for many years.”

For Kubica though, that is just part of the game in F1, and he knew that from the moment his seat at Williams was confirmed.

“I even had people in Abu Dhabi saying ‘Well, congratulations, big job [done]’ because the comeback was achieved, he recalled.

“And I said, ‘Well, the difficult [part] starts now’. My past years were not easy for different reasons, but Formula 1 is a high-level sport, which is very, very competitive and very, very tough.

“I have big respect for this sport and I think how difficult it can be to race in Formula 1 and definitely it is more complicated.”