Following a successful karting run, Kubica debuted in Formula Renault in 2001, taking second place in the Italian series the following year. He raced with PREMA in Formula 3 and went on to become the Formula Renault 3.5 Series champion in 2005. In 2006, he debuted in Formula 1, driving for Sauber, where he scored his maiden Grand Prix win in 2008 ending the season in 4th place. He moved to Renault Formula 1 in 2010, to score three podium finishes. Having to recover from a life-threatening rallying crash that happened in 2011, Kubica made his return to racing in 2013, winning the WRC 2 World Championship and moving to the main World Rally Championship for the following seasons. In late 2016 he returned to road racing, and in 2018 he got back to Formula 1 as a reserve driver for Williams in F1. In one of the biggest comebacks in racing history, he competed for Williams in the 2019 Formula 1 season and continued as a reserve driver for the Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen Team. In the meantime, he started a successful endurance career, winning the European Le Mans Series in 2021. In 2021, he reunited with PREMA to take part in the FIA WEC and ELMS championships.