Ex-Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone has no doubt whatsoever that Robert Kubica can justify his place back on the starting grid.
Kubica is part of the Williams line-up for 2019, marking an emotional return to the sport that he was forced to quit so suddenly after his rally crash in 2011.
And Ecclestone thinks the future is still very bright for the Pole, who he feels will come back better than ever.
“If Robert did not have his accident, he would be world champion by now,” Ecclestone said via sport.pl.
“I think he will come back stronger than before.
“He is mentally better and will be more aggressive than he was before. I only see good things in front of him.”
Ecclestone also drew upon other instances where drivers have still been able to perform at a high level despite significant injuries.
“In terms of physical fitness, I can give another example,” he added.
“Many years ago, when I had a racing team, I had the driver Archie Scott Brown, who did not have his right hand.
“But he was very fast and in a much, much worse situation to Robert.
“He had many successes with us and I think Robert’s injury will not stop him either.”