user icon

Kubica to run with Williams in post-season test

  • Published on 11 Nov 2017 12:17
  • comments 0
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Robert Kubica will once again take part in a test for Williams, this time at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, following the conclusion of the 2017 world championship. It is believed that the 32-year-old is the favourite for Felipe Massa's retiring seat, with Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe pushing for his drive.

Kubica tested for Renault on multiple occasions this year, but fell away from the team when it announced Carlos Sainz for 2018 alongside Nico Hulkenberg. He then focused his attention on Williams and has since tested at both Silverstone and the Hungaroring.

After the final round of the world championship in Abu Dhabi, Formula 1 will stay behind to run a two-day tyre test for Pirelli. When questioned on whether a comeback for Kubica is on the cards, Lowe said:  "Almost certainly we'll give him one of the tyre test days after Abu Dhabi.

"Obviously it's something that's getting a lot of attention and notice, but it's something we're going to do internally, so we won't tell anyone what we're doing at this stage," the Briton said to Sky Germany.

Another rumour circling is that Sauber is poised to announce its 2018 lineup: "We will do the (driver) announcement, I hope, in Abu Dhabi," team boss Frederic Vasseur admitted. "I think Charles is doing a good job. The situation in Friday morning practice is not easy but he's always consistent and shows a strong pace," he added.

 

Fergal Walsh

Replies (0)

Login to reply

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team -
  • Points -
  • Podiums -
  • Grand Prix -
  • Country Brazil
  • Date of b. Apr 21 1981 (39)
  • Place of b. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Weight 59 kg
  • Length 1.66 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
See full schedule
show sidebar