Robert Kubica - Top of the Poles
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Robert Kubica - Top of the Poles

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Robert Kubica can look back on 2008 as a breakthrough year. By the end of a season that saw him win his first grand prix, he was being lauded in certain polls as the best Formula One driver in the world. Adam Cooper talked to the BMW driver and discovered why in the midst of all this, Kubica ended the year a frustrated man

It's no great surprise that Robert Kubica has figured highly in all the end of year driver polls. He even earned top spot in Autosport's all-inclusive list of the top 50 of 2008 from any series, beating Lewis Hamilton in the process.

The fact that he did so despite having a few disappointing races in the last half of the season says a lot about the impact he made in the first part, when for a while he seemed to be a genuine world championship contender. Beating McLaren and Ferrari outright always going to be a stretch, but at least he was close enough to keep the pressure on both.

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