Kubica is named 2013 FIA Personality of the Year
16 December, 2013
Ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has been named the FIA’s Personality of the Year at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Paris, France. He is the first winner of the new award which was selected by all permanently accredited media present at FIA World Championship events throughout 2013.
Overcoming a career-threatening injury he suffered in 2011, Kubica finished top of the FIA World Rally Championship-2 (WRC-2) at the first attempt this season. He won five events this year, securing the title with one round remaining.
Upon winning the Championship, the Pole said, “This wasn’t the target at the start of the season but somehow I knew that if I was able to learn quickly on gravel I could [have] a good result,” he said.
“I was pretty sure that on tarmac I was quite competitive but the rallies in the World Rally Championship are completely different to each other. In the end we managed five wins and one second place from the six rallies that count for the Championship – so all good.”
Kubica topped the poll ahead of a shortlist of 10 candidates including the newly crowned WRC Champion Sebastien Ogier and four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. (FIA Media)
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