Robert Kubica has successfully conducted its first tests a Formula 1 car in Valencia after a terrible rally accident in 2011.
Kubica drove 115 laps, which is equivalent to a half distance of the race, driving a Lotus E20 2012, painted in the colors of the current car Renault.
On this chassis Kimi Raikkonen won the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in 2012. The tests included several long segments with high fuel loading, simulation training and competitions.
In his Twitter account, Renault wrote: “Why are we silent? Because it was a private test for Robert.
It’s true. It really is Robert #Kubica. Back in one of our cars after six years. pic.twitter.com/Kd76KUw7H7
Renault Sport F1 (@RenaultSportF1) 6 Jun 2017
But what we can say: Robert complained about the level of grip, understeer and downforce. And he had the biggest smile after 115 laps.”
Three days after the pre-season tests of 2011, Kubica went to Italy on the rally, during which he crashed into the wall and suffered a serious fracture to his right arm and leg. Doctors hours operated on Robert, but the forearm had to be amputated.
Due to the limited possibilities in movement of his right arm, Kubica could not even count on the comeback single car, so in 2013 the pole began your performances in the WRC.
However, Robert gradually began to tread back the road racing. He started at “12 hours of Mugello”, as well as the Renault Sport Trophy, where she finished on the podium in Spa.
This year the pole had to sit behind the wheel of a car WEC LMP1 ByKolles, but at the last moment refused.
Before getting behind the wheel of the F1 car, Kubica has tested the technique GP3, Formula E and LMP2.
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