Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has got behind the wheel of another single-seater race car…
Following on from his GP3 test last month, where he returned to a single-seater for the first time, Kubica has now tried out a Formula E car.
Before sampling a GP3 car at the Franciacorta Circuit in Italy, he hadn’t driven a single-seater racing machine for six years – the last time being the pre-season F1 test at Valencia in 2011 for Lotus.
Of course, just days after that Valencia test, Kubica suffered a horrible rally crash and suffered severe injuries to his right arm and hand, which brought his single-seater career to an abrupt end.
But, could he be set to return to open-wheel racing? It’s a possibility, if he feels he can drive the car competitively and feels comfortable.
Kubica built on the momentum of his GP3 outing with Trident by testing a Formula E test car at the Donington Park track on Tuesday.
It was an independently organised test, with FE apparently being keen to give Kubica some track time in one of its cars, according to Motorsport.com.
The publication said he completed “a number of laps” and also reports that if the Polish driver feels ready and comfortable in the car, he could actually race in Formula E as soon as this season.
DS Virgin and Renault e.Dams have vacancies for the New York double-header due to clashing FIA WEC commitments. So, Kubica may well be an option.
Of course, that’s only speculation and he may not feel ready to get back to single-seater racing, but it’d certainly be great to see and a brilliant story.