Robert Kubica completes a test with Renault Formula One team

Kubica to test F1 car in Valencia

"It has been a long time away from the paddock and I have been through difficult periods, I kept working hard and a few years ago I felt it was impossible", said Kubica. My feelings are shared: I am proud of what I did today, but it reminds me of what I have gone through.

Kubica completed 115 laps in a 2012 specification Renault as part of a private test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on Tuesday - the same track at which he completed his last test shortly before his crash.

Kubica's F1 career ended in the same month as his last test when he suffered severe arm, leg and hand injuries in a near-fatal crash during a minor rally in northern Italy that he had entered for fun.

Autosport understands there is a possibility of Kubica having further test outings with Renault.

So far, this has not been possible because the limited movement in his right arm had meant he was not able to turn a steering wheel sufficiently in the tight confines of an F1 cockpit to be able to drive on all the tracks on the calendar. "Back in one of our cars after six years". "Renault was the first manufacturer to test me in 2005 and I appreciated this new opportunity". And being a 2012-spec auto powered by a naturally aspirated V8 engine, it sounded good. "It was a smooth day", Permane said. We tried to condense a Grand Prix weekend into one day, which was interesting for him. Robert has changed a little - he is more mellow and he wasn't as pushy when asking for every detail about the setup of the vehicle! His comments and feedback, however, were like turning the clock back for all of us.

In case you don't remember his F1 days, Kubica showed massive promise in a fairly uncompetitive BMW Sauber auto, but is mainly infamous for a monumental accident at the 2007 Canadian GP than his seven podiums and one win at the Canadian GP a year later.

"This was a one-off event for Robert", Permane confirmed. "His time with Renault was cut short so abruptly and we perceived such a nice future with him".

Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin is also scheduled to drive the auto in Valencia, perhaps to set a benchmark time.

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