F1: Kubica remains as Alfa Romeo reserve driver for 2022

┬áPoland’s Robert Kubica will continue as a reserve driver for Alfa Romeo next season, the Swiss-based Formula One team said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old former racer will be a stand-in should Valtteri Bottas, who is joining from Mercedes, or Chinese rookie Guanyu Zhou become unavailable.

Kubica has already raced twice this year, in the Netherlands and Italy, as a replacement for departing Finnish veteran Kimi Raikkonen when the 2007 world champion tested positive for COVID-19.

88 KUBICA Robert (pol), Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, action during the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix 2021, 13th round of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship from September 3 to 5, 2021 on the Circuit Zandvoort, in Zandvoort, Netherlands – Photo Antonin Vincent / DPPI