Kubica to return for second Renault test


Renault have confirmed Robert Kubica will take part in a second test for the team "to extensively evaluate his driving capabilities".

After completing a private 115-lap test for Renault in Spain, Kubica has remained quietly confident that he can make a return to Formula 1 despite the rally accident which left him with a partially severed arm.

And the Pole will get another opportunity to impress, this time at the Paul Ricard circuit in France and in the same E20 car.

“Whilst the first day of testing at Valencia was no more than to let Robert get reacquainted with the feel of driving again,” said managing director Cyril Abiteboul. “This second test will be to assess his capabilities to return to the highest level of competition”.

“This is a new phase in his personal and professional journey and we are proud to support him in the form of lending our infrastructure at Paul Ricard that is suitable for professional and non-professional drivers.”

“There are still many hurdles for him to overcome, and he knows better than anyone else that only his performance will determine if he can one day return to being a professional driver.”

Kubica also recently took the E20 for a spin at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.