The test in Hungary will be Kubica’s first time driving a current F1 car
Polish driver Robert Kubica, whose career looked over when he partially severed his forearm in a 2011 rally accident, will test Renault’s current Formula One car on August 2 in Hungary, the French manufacturer said yesterday.
Renault described the decision as “a new phase in assessing Kubica’s capabilities.” The 32-year-old returned to the cockpit in Renault’s 2012 car in June and had a second test earlier this month. The test in Hungary will be Kubica’s first time driving a current F1 car and is the clearest sign yet that he is being considered for a race comeback, amid speculation he could replace Britain’s Jolyon Palmer, who has yet to score a point in 10 races this season. – Reuters