Robert Kubica has completed a second F1 test for the Renault team at the Paul Ricard circuit.
The 32 year old Pole suffered severe injuries to his right hand and arm after a rally crash in 2011. It effectively ended his F1 career as he had to pull out of the sport.
But recent tests with Renault have sparked interest as a possible return for him in the future.
This speculation has been furthered by the fact that this test is said to have been to assess whether he could return and the previous test was said to be a one-off.
“It is necessary to go step by step,” he told L’Equipe.”I have come a long way. Don’t forget that. My doubts about my capacities have disappeared with these two days of tests. I am no longer afraid of not being at the
“I have come a long way. Don’t forget that. My doubts about my capacities have disappeared with these two days of tests. I am no longer afraid of not being at the level but there remains a way to go.”
However with the new cars being much more physically demanding than back in 2011, many have doubts about whether he would be able to drive in the current era. Especially given, because of the injuries he suffered, he has limited mobility in his right arm.
Kubica, however, believes that the strength of his left arm could compensate that deficit.
“I am doing everything to maximise my chances.” he said.
“But I don’t know what will happen in the future. I don’t want to come back for nothing. I want to return at a high level.
“I have not yet driven a current F1 car. I could not be ready for Silverstone. It would take me two days of tests in a current car. That would accelerate my chances 1,000%.”