Robert Kubica, who suffered severe injuries after his 2011 crash, continues on his Formula 1 comeback. He will drive a 2017 Renault at a test in Hungary on 2 August, following the Hungarian Grand Prix taking place this weekend.
After two tests in a 2012 Renault, BBC Sport mentions that this third test is described by the team as “a new phase in assessing [his] capabilities.”
In 2011, Kubica crashed into a church wall during the Ronde di Andora rally and suffered severe damage to his right hand, arm and leg. Kubica faced intense surgery as well as a partial amputation of his forearm.
Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul said: “The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information.
“After this test, we will carefully analyse the collected information to determine in what conditions it would be possible for Robert to return to competition in the upcoming years.”
The 32-year-old Kubica has spent several years battling to get his body in shape to return to Formula 1, standing very near alongside Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton during his career.
His return will definitely shake the F1 world as being “one of the most remarkable comebacks in sporting history,” BBC Sport concludes.