Kubica’s ‘successful’ test for Williams raises hopes of miraculous comeback

Former Formula One driver Robert Kubica has completed his one-day test in a 2014-spec Williams at Silverstone with a potential seat for the 2018 season still up for grabs.



This comes as a complete turnaround from nearly seven years ago, when a rallying crash saw him sustain a serious injury that many feared would put an end to his racing career.

With the Williams seat up for grabs, his main source of competition will come from Paul di Resta, Felipe Massa and Pascal Wehrlein.

Williams has put together a dedicated testing programme in its 2014-spec car, used by Stroll for circuit familiarisation, to see if he is fit enough to return next season.

While the test was held behind closed doors, Kubica reportedly completed a full day’s worth of running in a white-liveried FW36 on Wednesday.

Without revealing too many details, Williams claimed that the run was “successful”, but are believed to be keen to keep results of the test under wraps. They did not release any details about the amount of laps covered or lap-times set.

Kubica is likely to feature once again at the Hungaroring – where he has already driven a 2017-spec Renault for a day during in-season testing earlier this year.

The test is reportedly slotted in for next week, ahead of the United States Grand Prix at Austin, with reserve driver di Resta getting one day of running the following day.




While this comes as good news for Kubica’s fans, one must remember that Williams is in no rush to make a decision, given it has the most coveted seat left on the 2018 grid.

However, an announcement on their part is expected to be made before the end of the season.

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