Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen team has unveiled its 2021 Formula 1 car in Warsaw.
Robert Kubica (BMW M4 DTM) placed third in Sunday's DTM series race at the Belgian Zolder track.
The deal also makes PKN Orlen a main sponsor of the F1 team in a profile-raising move.
Despite the disappointing results, the boys found time for Fat Thursday donuts and remain optimistic with Kubica posting on Facebook: “We had a good day from a gathering data point of view. We have to keep working and keep improving to put maximum effort in, and I hope we have a smooth start to the season now.”
With Williams experiencing serious setbacks delivering their brand new FW42 racing car, dark clouds are gathering once more following a run of bad luck which saw engineer Rob Smedley, head of aerodynamics Dirk de Beer and chief designer Ed Wood leaving the team. And if gossip is to be believed, chief technical officer Paddy Low could soon join them.
F1 ace tells fans he is “ready” as Orlen boss says two-year sponsorship deal “makes business sense and will have business effects.”
His return to competitive racing comes as a remarkable comeback for Kubica whose career as a racing driver almost came to an end in 2011 when his rally car smashed into a wall during Ronde di Andora in Italy.