Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica will test a DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupe at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia.
The 28-year-old Polish driver will use the test to see how he fares in the cockpit after his long break due to injury. The test drive with Mercedes-Benz in the world’s most popular touring car series represents his first proper outing on a racetrack under actual test conditions since his time in Formula 1.
Kubica sustained multiple injuries in an accident on the 6th February 2011 whilst rallying. He has taken part in various national rallies during the past few months in preparation for a possible return to motor racing.
Kubica thanked Mercedes-Benz for the test opportunity, but said it is premature to talk about his future. “It’s still too early to make any statements about my future because of this one test. I’m just looking forward to tomorrow and we’ll see what happens after that,” Kubica said.
Robert was a member of the Mercedes-Benz motor racing family right back at the start of his career; during the 2004 season, the Polish driver lined up in a Dallara-Mercedes on the Formula 3 Euro Series grid for Mücke Motorsport.
Before his serious rallying accident in early 2011, Kubica had contested 76 Formula 1 races, winning his first grand prix – the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix – in Montreal.