We all want to see Robert Kubica back in an F1 car, but sadly it looks as though that’s never going to happen. Now though he’s been given the chance to test what is probably the next best thing, an LMP1 prototype.
Kubica will try out a ByKolles LMP1 car during the FIA World Endurance Championship rookie test on Sunday in Bahrain.
The Polish driver raced in F1 for BMW Sauber and Renault, winning the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix and picking up 11 further podiums, before he was badly injured in a horrific rally accident in Italy.
He returned to the motorsport scene in rallying and has competed in the FIA World Rally Championship over the years, before competing in the Mugello 12 Hours and a Renault Sport Trophy race this year.
Now Kubica will return to a race track with a LMP1 test with ByKolles, driving the team’s CLM-AER P1/01.
Could it lead to Kubica racing in the WEC in the future? Or what about an appearance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Now that would be awesome.
Other rookie drivers Pipo Derani, Gustavo Menezes and Paul-Loup Chatin will take part in the test for leading LMP1 manufacturers Audi, Porsche and Toyota respectively.