Kubica to test current F1 car at Hungaroring

Robert Kubica Private Test Day. Valencia, Spain. 6th June 2017 Images copyright Malcolm Griffiths 07768 230706 www.malcolm.gb.net USAGE: Editorial Only World Wide

Following two days of testing with a V8-powered 2012 Formula 1 car, the E20, on June 7 in Valencia, Spain and again on July 12 at Le Castellet in France, Robert Kubica will drive the R.S.17, on August 2 at the test session taking place at Hungaroring.

Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing:
“The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information. 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.”

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Chuck Voelter

Wow, best to him, hope it continues to go well!

Paul KieferJr

That’s going to be a tough challenge. Would they be able to adapt the steering wheel to his handicap?

Meine Postma

Yes, they already have. Kubica himself seems now to be almost convinced he can return to the speed he had before the accident (based on recent interviews), that is after the two tests he did recently in the 2012 cars. If you have the time reddit.com/r/formula1 is has lots of stories/info. Joe Saward not too long ago had inside sources telling him that there was no chance that BobbyK would return to Renault, but I don’t know if that still is the case and Mark Hughes seems to be more convinced. Will Buxton jumped on the Kubica-hype train (that is… Read more »


Good for him, adversity can make one strong. Let’s hope he can make it back and spice things up a bit.


I seem to remember the team saying they would make a car available to him when he was ready, just after the accident. I didn’t think it would take quite this long, but it is an impressive recovery, and nice to see the team keeping its word.


Its amazing to see how far Kubica has got through the evaluation process, this is a great F1 feel good story.
I hadn’t realised how well Kubica was regarded in F1 from the 2006 to 2010 period, but some links and posters on other sites (sorry Todd), have put me right on that,
I can’t wait to see how the next step goes, good luck Robert!

Salvu Borg

Robert Kubica will first have to prove himself in a present configuration F1 car over a race distance, and secondly the FIA will have to issue him with formula one super license after they are satisfied he meets all necessary requirements.