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Kubica Back in at Alfa Romeo for Opening Practice Session in Hungary

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For the second consecutive race weekend, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will give Robert Kubica the opportunity to run in the first practice session, with the Polish racer taking over Kimi Räikkönen’s C39-Ferrari at the Hungaroring.

Kubica took the place of Antonio Giovinazzi for the first session of the Styrian Grand Prix last week, but he will now look to get some more mileage under his belt in Hungary, with his aim to help boost the performance of the 2020 machine that has been lacking some pace so far this year.

“Driving one of these cars is always an incredible feeling and therefore I can’t wait for Friday,” said the Pole.  “Emotions aside, we cannot forget how crucial car development is, especially in this compressed 2020 season.

“The team needs data and feedback and providing as much valuable information is what I am here for. We had a productive weekend last time out and my aim is to help the team make another step forward here in Hungary.”

Frédéric Vasseur, the team principal of Alfa Romeo, says Kubica’s experience and feedback continues to be key in the development of the C39-Ferrari, and it is important to give the Polish racer the opportunities behind the wheel during official practice sessions.

“Developing the C39 quickly and effectively will be one of the key aspects of the midfield battle and Robert is one of the biggest assets the team has on its side,” said Vasseur. “He did a thoroughly fine job in Austria last week and I am happy to have him in the car once more.

“The data he provided our engineers have already proven valuable, but there is a lot of work still to be done and having three great drivers to receive information from is a definite advantage.”

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