Robert Kubica seems to be closing in on a Components 1 comeback after Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul confirmed there have been no “apparent roadblocks” stopping the Pole from a racing return.
Kubica raced in F1 between 2006 and 2010 earlier than struggling extreme accidents to his proper arm and hand in a rally accident that appeared to finish his single-seater profession.
After plenty of years rallying and a return to circuit racing final yr within the Renault Sport Trophy, Kubica returned to single-seater testing earlier this yr, finishing working in Components E and GP3 automobiles.
Kubica upped his programme to participate in a personal take a look at for Renault in a 2012 automotive final month, along with his efficiency warranting a extra intensive outing earlier this week to completely assess his capabilities.
“We sort-of walked extra in direction of what may appear like a plan with a view to assess, to provide each him and us the chance to evaluate a bit of bit extra his limitation and his skills,” Abiteboul defined.
“What I can inform you is that he’s nonetheless fast, he’s nonetheless very constant and, extra importantly, he nonetheless has this power, this drive, this form of enthusiasm that he has at all times had, he at all times carried to him and to the crew.
“[It’s] actually too early to speak about subsequent steps. I do not wish to add to the hypothesis.”
When requested if Kubica is able to racing an F1 automotive, Abiteboul stated: “We have not seen any apparent street blocks.
“Having stated that, you recognize, once more testing on this circumstance and testing in a extra trendy automotive is one thing fully completely different. So, you recognize, once more, this example is advanced.
“We’re not doing that for PR functions, although we see that it’s creating plenty of media expectation and focus. It isn’t what we’re doing. We care a lot extra for Robert than this.”