Kubica completes 'successful' Williams test
11 October 2017 – Williams has confirmed that Robert Kubica has completed a "successful" day of testing at Silverstone on Wednesday, as part of the outfit's evaluation of the Pole for a 2018 Formula 1 race seat.
Kubica has been exploring the possibility of making a return to Formula 1, six years after he sustained serious arm injuries in a rally crash.
Kubica completed two private sessions in a 2012-spec Renault before the manufacturer afforded him a day's worth of running in the R.S.17 at the post-race test in Hungary.
Renault conceded that it did not get all the answers it required and acted to sign Carlos Sainz Jr. on loan from Red Bull, when the Spaniard became available as part of the engine switches.
Kubica's attentions subsequently turned to Williams, which confirmed to GPUpdate.net last month that it was evaluating him as a potential option for 2018.
Williams revealed that it planned to run Kubica and reserve Paul di Resta as it assesses its options for the vacant 2018 seat alongside Lance Stroll, who is set to stay on, with Felipe Massa's future unclear.
Kubica sampled Williams' 2014-spec car on Wednesday at the home of the British Grand Prix, in cool and cloudy conditions, though Williams did not divulge details on lap times or the amassed mileage.
"Robert has completed a successful day with the team today at Silverstone, driving an FW36," Williams confirmed to GPUpdate.net.
"We will not be releasing any further information at this time, however."
Nico Rosberg, who recently joined Kubica's management stable, commented last weekend that there were "no doubts" over his condition.
Rosberg added that the outing with Williams would be more focused on assessing whether Kubica is a "good fit" for the team.