Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:27 am
IIRC he was in negotiations with Ferrari before his rally accident whilst still driving for Renault.
I think Kubica knows he's just not gonna race in F1.
Coughing up 20 million is a serious thing, where is he ever going to get the sponsors to do that, just to pay off his insurance?
He wouldn't have earned a single dollar yet, so pretty hard to achieve, when the question still remains whether he'll even be able
to get along with the speed of the pack. Williams right now is a cr*p team so he'd only be driving at the back, but even then,
if he'd be beaten by Sirotkin this year, or by Russell next year, that's not good for either himself nor his 'legacy'.
I think he knows this and knows he's just not gonna get a race seat. Then there's an opportunity to work at Ferrari, get good payment,
do development work for F1 cars, and probably get the chance to race Ferrari racecars (not f1) in certain classes or demo's.
I do not think the problem (or cost) is for his next racing insurance, but for his previous cover.
He says he was 'paid out' as he could no longer drive a race car (I really do not know where or when I read it, so will not debate if anyone corrects me) and if he now becomes a F1 driver again, I would assume the insurance company will chase him for some repayment of his awarded damage.
If he put a good case forward for his projected earnings at the time, it could easily come to 20 million, of which they will now want a chunk back as he is earning as a driver again, which he claimed he could not.