ROBERT KUBICA WILL TEST CURRENT RENAULT F1 CAR IN HUNGARY
Renault Formula 1 Team have confirmed that Robert Kubica will get the chance to test a current model F1 car at the post Hungarian Grand Prix two day test.
As reported in Auto Action Issue 1714, Kubica will get a chance to sample the current specification Renault R.S.17 Formula 1 car at the Hungaroring, taking Jolyon Palmer’s place on the second day of the test program. Ahead of a possible return to the category.
Renault will first give DAMS Formula 2 driver Nicholas Latifi the opportunity to showcase his ability on the opening day of the test. That’ll give the team a benchmark for Kubica, along with practice data from the two current drivers during the Grand Prix weekend.
“The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information,” said Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul.
“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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Date posted: July 24, 2017