Former F1 driver Robert Kubica has officially launched his 2015 World Rally Championship campaign as he prepares for his second season in the category at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

The Polish driver - a former race winner at F1 level - stepped up to the WRC in 2014 after clinching the 2013 WRC 2 title, but ultimately endured a torrid year as flashes of speed were negated by a series of high-profile crashes.

Nonetheless, having deliberated over whether to continue in WRC or pursue a return to circuit racing, Kubica eventually committed to rallying once more as the deadline for entries loomed.

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As he did in 2014, the former BMW and Renault F1 driver will campaign a Ford Fiesta under the Lotos World Rally Team banner, though it will no longer be prepared by M-Sport.

Kubica - who scored a best finish of sixth place in Argentina last season - will make his first 2015 WRC appearance at the upcoming Rallye Monte Carlo, an event he led briefly in 2014 before crashing.