Robert Kubica says his top goal ahead of the new Formula 1 campaign is making sure his return to the sport lasts more than one season.
Kubica will drive for Williams in 2019 after an eight-year absence from the grid following his recovery from a career-threatening injury sustained in early 2011.
The Polish star, who has previously said he feels like a “rookie” going into the new campaign, has now admitted his first priority will be to ensure his return doesn’t come to a rapid end.
“The eight-year break certainly does not help me, but I have experience and I am aware that I used to drive at a high level,” Kubica said at a launch event in Warsaw for Williams sponsor PKN Orlen.
“I set realistic goals for myself in the coming months and I am sure I will be able to reach them. If I didn’t feel prepared [enough], I wouldn’t work on my F1 comeback.”
He added: “This [remaining in Formula 1] is the most difficult task. There were many excellent drivers who left F1 after just one season.”
Kubica will partner Briton George Russell next year in a new-look Williams driver line-up.