Robert Kubica To Test 2017 Renault At post-Hungary F1 Test


Credit: Renault Sport F1 Team

Robert Kubica will test a 2017 Formula 1 car with Renault Sport Formula 1 Team at the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test.

The Polish driver has been testing with the Renault this year, in a V8-powered E20 at Valencia and Paul Ricard over the last two months to test whether Kubica is capable of driving an F1 car again.

Kubica has been out of an Formula 1 for six years following his life threatening freak rally accident in 2011 that left him with permanently damaged hand and arm.

The third test by Kubica with Renault will be a “new phase in assessing Robert Kubica’s capabilities” described by the Enstone based team.

The test will allow Kubica the chance to drive the R.S.17 Renault Formula 1 car at the Hungaroring on the Wednesday.

FIA Formula 2 driver Nicholas Latifi was also announced and will run on the Tuesday session.

Renault Sport Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is clear that the Hungary test will help gather information about Kubica’s options of a possible comeback to F1 and analyse how well he’ll do behind a modern V6 Hybrid F1 car.

“The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information.”

The upcoming session with the R.S.17 at the Hungaroring will allow us all to obtain detailed and precise data in a current car and representative conditions.”

“After this test, we will carefully analyse the collected information to determine in what conditions it would be possible for Robert to return to competition in the upcoming years.”

Kubica raced in Formula 1 in 76 grands prix with BMW Sauber and Renault before his accident at the beginning of the 2011 season. The polish driver has managed only one win at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.