Kubica to drive RS17 in post-Hungarian test

Date published: July 24 2017

Robert Kubica has been confirmed for the upcoming post-Hungarian GP test, handed the driving duties by Renault for Day Two.

Last month the Polish driver took part in a private test with his former team, putting in the laps in a 2012-spec E20 at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit.

He was back behind the wheel of the E20 weeks later, the early July test taking place at Paul Ricard.

Having shown his pace, Kubica will now step onto the Formula 1 stage for his first competitive public outing in a F1 car since suffering life-changing injuries in a rally crash in 2011.

“The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information,” said Renault managing director Cyril Abiteboul.

“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.”

DAMS Formula 2 driver Nicholas Latifi will drive the car on the first day of testing.