Robert Kubica: Renault announce new test in 2017 F1 car

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Robert Kubica will take part in a test for Renault in August

The Pole hasn't competed in F1 since 2011

Kubica suffered life-changing injuries to his right arm during a rally crash

CNN  — 

Robert Kubica’s dreams of returning to Formula One received another boost as Renault confirmed Monday the Pole will drive during a test in Hungary on August 2.

Kubica will pilot Renault’s 2017 car for the first time following two successful tests in the 2012 model earlier this year.

The 32-year-old was forced to quit F1 in 2011 following life-changing injuries to his right arm sustained in a rally crash but has always harbored hopes of returning to the pinnacle of motorsport.

“The first two days of testing allowed both Robert and ourselves to gather a great amount of information,” Renault’s F1 managing director, Cyril Abiteboul said in a statement.

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“The upcoming session with the R.S.17 at the Hungaroring will allow us all to obtain detailed and precise data in a current car and representative conditions.

“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 two-day test will be attended by all 10 F1 teams, and follows on from the Hungarian Grand Prix which takes place Sunday.

Kubica raced 76 times in F1 claiming 12 podiums and one win – at the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix – over five seasons between 2006 and 2010.

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