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18th of October 2017


Williams F1 team deems Robert Kubica test successful but will keep details private

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The Williams Formula 1 team is not releasing any information concerning Robert Kubica and his recent test at Silverstone Circuit.

All a spokesman for the British team would say about the Polish driver's run in a 2014 car was that it had been deemed a success.

"We will not be releasing any further information at this time," the spokesman said.

But it is believed Williams will follow up Kubica's Silverstone run on Wednesday with a more comprehensive two-day test in Hungary next week.

That test will also be attended by Paul di Resta, another contender to replace Felipe Massa on the team next year.

"We will test those two drivers," team technical director Paddy Lowe confirmed. "We won't give away any information around what we do within those tests -- that's a private matter for us, and I would stress that it doesn't mean they're the only drivers under consideration."

Kubica was injured in a crash on the first stage of the Ronde di Andora Rally back in 2011. He was driving a Super 2000-specification Škoda Fabia in Testico, Italy, when his car left the road at high speed and slammed into a barrier near the church of San Sebastiano.

Kubica was trapped in the car for more than an hour before rescue workers were able to extricate him.

The crash permanently damaged his right arm and seemed to prematurely end his F1 career. Kubica tested Renault's 2017 car in Hungary recently and seems determined to return to the grid with one team or the other.

By Matt Weaver

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