Retired Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg is making a return to the sport as part of Robert Kubica’s management team as he aims to help the Polish driver complete his comeback.

The 2016 F1 world champion, who made the shock decision to exit the sport just days after clinching his maiden world title, has confirmed he’ll be aiding Kubica on his F1 return via Twitter just before FP1 at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Kubica’s last F1 race was in 2010 before he suffered a horrific rallying crash in which he almost lost his right forearm. Despite the injury, Kubica has made a number of outings in rally and sportscar racing since recovering but only has partial use of his right arm as a result of the crash.

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But Kubica’s potential return to F1 sparked into life when he was handed a private test with Renault earlier this year before enjoying a full day of running in the official in-season test at the Hungaroring with the French manufacturer in July.

Despite his option of returning to Renault for 2018 looking limited after its latest engine deal with McLaren and Red Bull, which is expected to be confirmed today, Kubica has also been courted by Williams for an F1 comeback.

Rosberg, who has insisted he has no plans of an F1 comeback of his own after retiring at the end of last year, will support the Polish driver’s F1 ambition as part of his management set-up.

Rosberg raced against Kubica for two years during their time in the European Formula 3 championship before they both broke into F1 during the 2006 season and raced alongside one another in F1 until Kubica’s accident in 2011.