"The final stage of Robert Kubica's evaluation with Williams F1 is underway. Last Wednesday, he performed well enough in a test at Silverstone to convince Williams to fly their personnel over to Hungary for the second half of his trials: a day spent at the Hungaroring, where he first drove the Renault R.S.17 in August. Tuesday was the day for Robert's second (and probably final) test with the team, and the test was, according to Williams, "productive." A report on the test by Motorsport states that Kubica's job is done in Hungary, and that Wednesday will see current Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta setting times of his own, as a benchmark for Kubica to beat.
One interesting piece of news after the Silverstone test went almost unnoticed: a Polish petroleum company, Grupa Lotos, teased the possibility of sponsoring someone referred to only as "the fastest driver in the world." Who on earth could that be? Well, this company boasts of being an "official partner of Robert Kubica," which leaves little to the imagination.
The Drive reached out to both Williams and Grupa Lotos regarding potential discussions between the team and petroleum company, but only Williams responded. The spokesperson, however, declined to comment. Williams is staying mum on the topic of Kubica's test sessions to all outlets at present, but with the estimated lap time we now possess, we are no longer totally in the dark: we have a candle to keep our hopes lit."
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F1 fans call for Robert Kubica return after Williams test drive as #SupportKubica goes viral
Thursday 19 October 2017 18:13 BST
Formula One fans have flooded social media with support for former-F1 driver Robert Kubica in a bid to try and help his cause to return to a full-time drive in 2018, with Williams considering offering the pole a seat in one of their two cars for next season after a “productive” test on Wednesday.
The news that Kubica was back behind the wheel was greeted with huge positivity among F1 fans, with many keen to see the Pole return to the cockpit after his career was cut short by the horror injury.
Kubica, who still has limited movement in his right arm despite six years of rehabilitation, was considered one of the most talented drivers of his generation and it is no surprise to see his supporters still vocal in their desire to have him back in the sport’s premier category.
As a result, the hash tag #SupportKubica went viral on Thursday, with many social media users posting videos of him during his F1 career or mocking up memes in an effort to persuade Williams into giving him a second chance.
With three races remaining in the 2017 season, Massa is running out of time to save his seat in the sport – having initially retired last year – and a return for Kubica would go down as one of the most remarkable stories in F1 history.
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