Kubica completes private Williams F1 test at Silverstone

Robert Kubica has completed a private one-day Formula 1 test in the Williams FW36 as planned.

The Polish driver has been away from F1 since 2010 when he suffered a horrific rallying crash at the start of 2011 and was left with only partial use of his right arm.

Kubica, who has competed in WRC and a handful of sportscar outings since recovering, is eager for an F1 return having enjoyed three tests with Renault before being passed over by the French manufacturer who opted to take Carlos Sainz Jr on a one-year loan from Red Bull.

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The former Grand Prix winner is now battling for a 2018 race seat at Williams against Felipe Massa, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein to go alongside Lance Stroll next season.

The test in the 2014-specification Williams car at the home of the British Grand Prix was organised to test Kubica’s fitness and strength in an F1 car which has reportedly been “successful” despite no lap times or lap counts being released by the team.

Kubica will now travel to the Hungaroring for a second one-day test in the 2014-spec Williams for further assessments, with di Resta also running a full day test after the Polish driver to act as a comparison. The test is set to take place next week, before the United States Grand Prix, to give Williams to full assessment of the Polish driver who recently recruited 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg to his management team.

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