HYPE! It still looks closer to one of the greatest F1 comebacks as Robert Kubica completes a test with the Williams team amidst rumours of replacing Felipe Massa in 2018.
Robert drove for BMW Sauber from 2006 until 2009 and Renault in 2010. He had one win to his name in the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, one year after his horrific crash at the same track.
However early in 2011 Robert suffered a horrific rally crash, leaving severe damage to his hands it called a premature end to his Formula One journey. Or so we thought…
With Jolyon Palmer underperforming at Renault it was rumoured that Robert was to replace him, he even completed a few tests for Renault.
However Carlos Sainz snapped up that seat so to comback looked like pie in the sky for Kubica.
As you may remember Felipe Massa announced his retirement in 2016 before Valterri Bottas jumped up to the Mercedes squad meaning Felipe stayed.
With Felipe expected to leave, Robert is one of the favourites to drive alongside Lance Stroll in 2018. Today’s test strengthened the rumours.
Robert drove the 2014 Williams car in a plain white livery at Silverstone. He is due to test with Williams again next week at the Hungaroring. So far so good for the pole with Williams describing the test as “successful”.
Paul Di Resta is also aiming for the seat and is expected to test the car too, he has also competed in this years Hungarian Grand Prix as Massa felt unwell.
So… Kubica, Di Resta or Massa? Who will team up with Lance Stroll next year?
What a comeback it would be!
Time will tell…