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Old 19th July 2017, 09:50   #331
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The line-up for the Formula 1 in-season test after the Hungarian Grand Prix may be starting to fall into place, but all eyes are on what Renault chooses to do about Robert Kubica.

The French car manufacturer is weighing up whether or not to give Kubica a first run in its 2017 F1 car to further evaluate if the Polish driver has the potential to make a grand prix comeback next year.

Kubica has impressed in two private tests he has done in a 2012 car so far, but Renault still wants to know more about how he will perform in contemporary machinery.

F1ís strict test rules means that opportunities to run Kubica in a current car are extremely limited Ė and are further complicated by the fact that he will not count as a rookie driver despite his years away from F1.

The FIA regulations demand that two of the four in-season test days are completed by drivers who have competed in no more than two grands prix. Kubica completed 76 races in his career for BMW Sauber and Renault.

With Renault having already run Nico Hulkenberg for one day in Bahrain, it faces a dilemma over whether to give Kubica an outing at the expense of current driver Jolyon Palmer. F2 race winner Nicholas Latifi is set to run on the other day that Palmer or Kubica do not do.

The only other way that Renault could run Kubica would be in a totally separate acclimitisation test that is allowed in the rules if a team elects to substitute a driver.
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The latest in the Flexi wings saga.
Adrian Newey - welcome back

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The 2 day test program after Hungarian GP was an opportunity for many young drivers as well as an old one aiming for a comeback.

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Robert Cubica made his appearance on the second day driving for Renault factory team.

He even knocked down the Nico Hulkenberg board on his way out the first time.
Maybe there was a hidden message that he was trying to give there.

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The timings:

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The teams tested lots of new parts that they would introduce in the second half of the season.
Probably these are going to be the last batch of parts for this year as their attention would shift to the 2018 challenger.

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