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Robert Kubica tests 115 laps in Renault E20 F1 car in Valencia

  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 6, 2017

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    This is simply amazing, 6 years out of F1 due to that horrific rally injury that nearly resulted in the amputation of his right arm he's actually back in an F1 car doing laps again. He tested a GP3 car recently and found that for the first time since his accident the angle he could use his arm at no longer held him back at all, even on a track with multiple sharp hairpins intended to stress his abilities. Now to do 115 in an older F1 car, and reportedly be complaining about grip, understeer and the lack of downforce means this guy could actually make a comeback as complaining about the car is the best sign of a healthy and capable F1 driver.

    Its been rumoured for years that he's been working in F1 simulators at Enstone and has been consistently quick, quicker in fact than their actual race drivers and this is a bloke Fernando Alonso considered one of the fastest in the sport.

    Mark Hughes discusses the possibility of Robert coming back to F1 here, no doubt potentially taking Palmer currently somewhat wasted seat:

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/f1/kubica-comeback-cards

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  2. Big Adam

    Big Adam Jun 6, 2017

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    Saw this just now.
    Palmer out, Kubica in?
    An incredible story.
     
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jun 13, 2017

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    It would be amazing to see him back. He's 32, but given that his career was taken away from him, you think that he'd be hungrier than your typical +30 year old driver.

    He was super fast back in the BMW days...fingers crossed.