Former Formula One pilot Robert Kubica has convinced a return to the royal class in the struggle for a return.
The 32-year-old Pole went on the road for the Renault workshop t e am on Wednesday and completed 142 rounds. With his best time of 1:18572 minutes he was the fourth fastest man of the day. About six years ago Kubica had suffered serious injuries in a rally accident that still hinder him today.
It was a fantastic feeling to be here and to see so many fans on the track,”Kubica said:”So far it has been an incredible journey, and we have made good progress today. However, it is too early to say what the next step will be.”
Since Kubica’s accident in the year 2011, the mobility of his right arm is severely restricted, yet he may hope for a comeback. The Pole was once again in a current Boliden on Wednesday, and Renault is calling it a candidate for the coming season. He could replace Jolyon Palmer (UK) and become teammates with Nico Hullkenberg.
Vettel had “never doubted”
“There was never any doubt about Robert’s talent and speed,” said World Champion Sebastian Vettel, with 1:17124 minutes fastest on Wednesday: “But I don’t know, As he does with his hand.”
For Kubica, the switch arms in the Renault were placed completely on the left side of the steering wheel, so the restrictions are to be minimized. Only Luca Ghiotto (Italy) in Williams was even busier with 161 rounds on Wednesday, with his best day time Kubica was in the area of Palmer’s qualifying performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix last Saturday (1:18415).
However, Kubica turned its best round on the even faster ultra soft tires. The highly talented Pole had started his Formula One career 2006. At 76 starts for BMW Sauber and Renault he won a victory, twelve podiums and 273 points. 2008 became WM fourth.
Lucas Auer was in the India Force with 1:19242 minutes in seventh place. The Austrian, in the DTM for Mercedes at the start, improved his time from Tuesday (1:20563) significantly.