Williams denies Kubica has signed deal
21 November 2017 – Williams has denied that a deal with Robert Kubica has already been signed, following several reports, as it takes its time over confirming who will replace Felipe Massa at the team for the 2018 season.
Kubica tested Williams' 2014 car at Silverstone and the Hungaroring last month, alongside reserve driver Paul di Resta, runs described as "successful" and "productive".
Speculation over a potential Kubica return has continually gathered pace, with Dutch TV programme RTL GP claiming that a two-year Williams deal is already in place.
However, Williams is clear that nothing has been signed.
"It's not true; this has been rumoured every day for the last month," a Williams spokesperson told GPUpdate.net, when asked for a response to the reports.
Kubica has been pushing to return to Formula 1 from early 2017, six years after sustaining severe arm injuries in a rally crash, and completed three tests with Renault in the summer.
Renault, though, moved to sign Carlos Sainz Jr. on loan from Red Bull, and Kubica's attentions switched to Williams, which will part ways with Felipe Massa at the end of the season.
Alongside Kubica, DTM racer di Resta, Mercedes-backed Pascal Wehrlein and Red Bull outcast Daniil Kvyat are also understood to be in contention to replace Massa.
Williams will run Kubica at the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tyre test.