Robert Kubica drove a F1 car for the first time a few days back since involving in a career-threatening rallying accident in 2011.
The winner of the 2008 Canadian GP was behind the wheel of a 2012 Lotus F1 car in Renault livery at Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The very place where Kubica had his last F1 test before the horrific rally crash.
Renault stated that Kubica has finished 115 laps with the private test following from his runs in GP3 and Formula E machinery in recent weeks.
The ex BMW and Lotus driver was widely considered as a future world champion before his one-off outing in an Italian rally that ended in disaster.
Just days after setting the best time in the opening pre-season F1 test in 2011, Kubica crashed into a church wall during the Ronde di Andora rally and suffered several damages.
Considering that he suffered a partial amputation of his forearm, his recovery into driving a F1 car is a victory in itself and don’t forget in these six years he competed in top-notch rallies around the world too.
Whether he would comeback racing in F1 is yet unknown or at least not in a short while for sure according to Renault that said his test laps were “competitive”.