Robert Kubica is one of the most highly-rated talents in Grand Prix racing. Having made his debut with BMW in 2006, the Pole has established himself as a consistent frontrunner and has proved his ability as a race-winning driver and championship contender. Having raced competitively in karts since the age of ten, he moved to single-seaters in 2001, initially competing in Formula Renault and then in Formula 3. By 2005, he was racing in the World Series by Renault and after winning the championship, he secured a test session with the Renault F1 Team. This was to prove a springboard to Formula 1 as he joined BMW-Sauber as third driver in 2006 before graduating to a race seat later that year. After four years with Sauber, he joined the Renault F1 Team for 2010 and finished eighth in the drivers’ championship with three podiums. For 2011, he was set to lead the Lotus Renault GP line-up determined to continue fighting at the front of the grid but a horrific accident in a rally ruled him out for the season.