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Kubica linked to an Alfa Romeo role: Polish manager holdings and fuel supplier contract are pointing to Robert

The deal for a development/reserve seat seems to be closer with the Swiss team rather than with other squads

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Kubica linked to an Alfa Romeo role: Polish manager holdings and fuel supplier contract are pointing to Robert
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Robert Kubica is insistently linked to an Alfa Romeo-Sauber development driver role for the 2020 season. The Pole was previously associated to a Haas seat for the same mansion after that Racing Point confirmed both drivers for next championship; it was renowned in the paddock that Lawrence Stroll has great admiration for Kubica, but it hasn’t been enough to guarantee an involvement for the former Williams driver. Even the American team Haas did not follow the rumours predicted.

Now, the last news developing in the paddock links the 35-year-old to the Hinwil team: the two clues are related both to the manager’s holdings and to the fuel sponsorship contract for Alfa Romeo-Sauber team.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, administrator of the Pole’s career, is currently a director at Islero Investments (the financial company possessed by Tetra Pak owner Finn Rausing, one of the sponsors of Marcus Ericsson) intertwined with Ferrari’s interests: unlikely a manager won’t help his driver achieving the target in racing with a team practically managed by himself

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But another, perhaps more interesting relation, could lead to see Robert set up the seat position this winter in the Swiss-Italian cockpit. The partnership contract between Frederic Vasseur’s team and Shell is coming to an end this year: the Dutch oil company is widely associated to the Cavallino, but keep in mind that Kubica is well backed by the public-owned Orlen company; yet in 2019, the Polish sponsor was concerned with the treatments received by its driver from the Grove team of Claire Williams: later on, it begun to search for a solution for one of the biggest sport stars of homeland Poland. Moreover, Orlen is creating a brand, Star, for introducing its products to the western European market: standing to RaceFans.net, the deal will give the company only a sponsorship deal, keeping Shell as fuel supplier of the Ferrari Power Unit.

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