Robert Kubica tests Formula E car at Donnington

Polish racing driver Robert Kubica is undoubtedly one of the biggest fan favourites of the modern era. Following his horrific rally injury in 2011, Kubica returned to rallying the following year and has dabbled in rally racing ever since.

Earlier this year in February, Kubica backed out of an opportunity to drive in the World Endurance Championship with the ByKolles team due to unknown reasons.

Continuing on his quest to suss out the correct opportunity to get back into single-seater racing, Robert Kubica tested a GP3 car in Italy last month and has now tested a Formula E car at Donnigton Park at an independently organised test.

Formula E teams seem interested in giving Robert a go should he be able to drive the car at a competitive level right away, especially given the fact that there exist race seat vacancies due to Formula E drivers such as Sam Bird, Seb Buemi, and Jose Maria Lopez scheduled to compete at the WEC round of Nurburgring that clashes with the Formula E New York ePrix in July.

formula-e-donington-august-test-2015-sam-bird-ds-virgin-racing-formula-e-team.jpgRobert Kubica might race Sam Bird’s DS Virgin car – Photo : motorsport.com

DS Virgin Racing Team would be Kubica’s best bet as he still maintains a close relationship with the PSA Group that owns the DS brand as well as Citroen for whom Kubica drove for in the World Rally Championship.

“The decision is taken by me, but only after detailed consultation with Xavier Mestelan Pinion, DS performance director, and Chris Gorne, our engineer”, said DS Virgin boss Alex Tai commenting on the matter.

“We would like someone who has driven a Formula E car obviously, as we have seen even experienced drivers struggle to adapt in the past”, he maintained however.

Alex Lynn did a shakedown for DS Virgin in Mexico last time round, so surely he will take Jose Maria Lopez’s seat for New York, but if all goes well, we could see Robert Kubica take the other seat and race at the Formula E round of the New York ePrix in July.

Feature image : FOX Sports Asia

– Aditya Bhat.

 

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