Kubica Takes Down Garage Sign On His F1 Return In Budapest

Kubica Takes Down Garage Sign On His F1 Return In Budapest

Imagine the scenes if he’d knocked down the Jolyon Palmer sign, instead of the Nico Hulkenberg one…

IT HAS HAPPENED. Robert Kubica has taken to the track in a 2017 Formula 1 car for the first time, testing for Renault on day two of the Hungaroring test.

The hype is real. But, Kubica’s first run out of the pits didn’t exactly go smoothly. Watch carefully in the video below.

As the Polish driver emerged from the pit garage, he clipped the wall with his tyre, which caused Hulkenberg’s driver sign to fall down. It was pretty funny.

Even more so when you see some of the photos and spot the expressions of the team members, who didn’t have a clue what was going on.

Nevertheless, the car was absolutely fine and Kubica has been on track, putting in laps at the wheel of Renault’s 2017 machine – in front of a big crowd of Polish fans, too.

After a few installation laps, he then set out for some timed laps – it’s so damn cool to see his name back on the F1 timing boards.

It’s his first time driving a modern F1 car, having previously done two tests in a 2012, Renault-liveried Lotus E20 – which followed numerous single-seater tests, to prepare for them.

While Renault has said Kubica isn’t in the running for a 2018 seat, you can’t help but wonder what could happen if the Hungaroring F1 test goes very, very well.

We’re trying to be realistic, but the hype is just too intense. Get him in a race seat, Renault!