Robert Kubica will once again step in behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car as Renault has granted the Pole another opportunity to test. Kubica drove an F1 car for the first time since 2010 last month, completing 115 laps in a private session.
Kubica drove the Lotus E20 wearing a 2017 Renault livery. He is now scheduled to drive again, however a spokesperson for the team would not reveal any details: "There is nothing from us whatsoever," a spokesman said when pushed about where it would be and when it would occur.
Sources also report that since his last on-track test, he has tried out the simulator, matching the pace of lead Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg. Many fans are hoping for a return for Kubica who pulled out of the 2011 season after a serious rally collision.
Fernando Alonso has described Kubica as the best of this generation, as he was able to beat everyone in all the junior categories. The 32-year-old has one career win to his name, coming at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, one year after his horrific crash at the same venue.
"I know I can do pretty well behind the wheel of an F1 car already after one day of testing. So more can come from me," Kubica said. "It is a good feeling. It is something I was not expecting, to deliver so good straight away. This gives me, not confidence because I knew as a drive the skills are there, but a relief that can do it physically, that I can make the job."
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