Robert Kubica is set to test Manor's LMP1 car next week with a potential view to racing in the World Endurance Championship
All the seats in F1 may have gone but Robert Kubica isn’t giving up on returning to racing in 2018 just yet. With his F1 comeback restricted to a few practice sessions, the Williams reserve driver is keen to get his competition fix and looks to have his sights set on the WEC. The 33-year-old is going to drive one of the Manor-run Ginetta LMP1 cars during a three-day test at Aragon.
Manor is set to run two cars in the 2018-19 ‘super season’ and with four seats in the team still up for grabs, if testing goes well then Kubica could well fill one of them. He actually had a deal to drive for the ByKolles team in LMP1 in 2017 but withdrew just before the season started, shortly after which the F1 hype train went into overdrive.
Should he end up getting the drive then it’ll mean he gets to race against an F1 driver this year after all, what with Fernando Alonso driving for Toyota. And thanks to Fernando, Williams won’t have to worry about any calendar clashes affecting Robert’s F1 duties, either…