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Nico Rosberg joins Robert Kubica’s management team

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2016 Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg has joined Robert Kubica’s management team in a bid to aid the Pole’s return to top-line racing in the near future.

Rosberg raced in F1 between 2006 and 2016, winning the world title last November in Abu Dhabi before announcing his shock retirement from racing just five days later.

Rosberg has since acted as a Mercedes ambassador, as well as spending time with his young family, exploring new interests in tech start-ups, and even considering a study course at Stanford University.

Since suffering severe injuries to his right arm that appeared to end his F1 career in 2011, Kubica has stepped up his comeback bid, leading to an appearance in a 2017-spec Renault at the collective test following the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Kubica was thought to be a candidate for a race seat at Renault in 2018, only for the team to retain some uncertainty over his fitness and readiness to return, eventually opting to sign Carlos Sainz Jr. on loan from Toro Rosso.

Kubica is reported to be exploring alternative options both inside and outside of F1, and now has Rosberg on his team to help define his future racing plans.

Following the emergence of reports about his involvement in the German press, Rosberg confirmed he was working with Kubica on Twitter, sharing a picture of them together alongside Lewis Hamilton from their time in karting.

NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.