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Hulkenberg: "Hungary the perfect place to test Kubica"

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 13:50
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Renault's Nico Hulkenberg believes that the Hungaroring is the best track for Kubica to be tested at. After the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, Kubica will get a taste of the 2017 cars for the first time, while Renault will assess his capabilities and then look towards a possible full-time return.

Kubica has already taken part in two private tests with the French manufacturer, driving the Lotus E20 around Valencia and Paul Ricard. With the Hungaroring being a very technical circuit, Hulkenberg believes it will truly show what the Pole can do. 

"The Hungaroring is one of the most strenuous tracks, because there is only one straight on which to relax," the German told Auto Motor und Sport. "After the race weekend there's a lot of rubber on the track too, which means maximum grip. Anyone who passes that test can also drive a Grand Prix."

There are also suggestions that Kubica could take up a race seat as early as the Belgian Grand Prix if he impresses in the test. He last raced for Renault in 2010, pulling out of the 2011 season due to a major injury suffered while rallying.

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • Wolfgang

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    i´m still wondering why Robert hasn´t been placed into a F1 car in the years after his crash - so let´s say 2013-2014...

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    • Jul 25 2017 - 14:25
  • The point is that Robert himself is quite surprise after those first tests in F1 car that he is able to do it. It seems he never thought about coming back untill the end of 2015 he started his training to get fit enough to try it. As we see it was worth to try

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    • Jul 25 2017 - 14:56
  • Hombibi

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    Nico makes sense, does anyone know what physical limitations Kubica still has? Can't be too much if he can drive an F1 car at reasonable speeds around a track, or if Renault lets him test a car that is in competition.

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    • Jul 25 2017 - 15:32
    • All I know is that his movement in the injured arm is at best very limited. He will mainly have to rely on his healthy arm to drive, should he return to F1.

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      • Jul 25 2017 - 17:09
  • Really hope he returns, would be a great story

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    • Jul 25 2017 - 17:23

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