Kubica tests a single-seater GP3 car


Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has tested a single-setter car for the first time since sustaining life-changing injuries in a 2011 rally crash.

Kubica’s Formula 1 career was cut short when the Polish racer crashed at the rally di Andora, suffering serious injuries to his right arm and hand.

Six years later, the 32-year-old has made a return to single-seaters as he tested a GP3 car at the Franciacorta circuit earlier this week.

He covered 70 laps as he tested with Trident.

“I’m back on the water where I swam for many years, and I must say the feeling is great,” said Kubica.

“I was surprised, because after so long the feeling with the asphalt and the feelings I remember are back afloat. Of course there were a lot of things that I can do better.

“On the physical front and preparing many aspects you can improve, but my limits are at a good point.

“I did it [the test] in a tricky condition – Franciacorta Circuit is taxing and the GP3 single-seater is without power steering, but I’m glad to have had this chance.”