Robert Kubica’s return to F1 appears to be drawing closer with the Pole offered a second outing with Renault after his initial test in Valencia last month.

“Whilst the first day of testing at Valencia was no more than to let Robert get reacquainted with the feel of driving again, this second test will be to assess his capabilities to return to the highest level of competition,” said Renault Sport F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul.

Kubica accomplished 155 laps around Valencia on June 7, at the wheel of a 2012-spec Lotus E20. The Pole will once again drive the Renault V8-powered car, but this time at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the near future.

  • Kubica closing in on F1 return with second Renault test

“This is a new phase in his personal and professional journey and we are proud to support him in the form of lending our infrastructure at Paul Ricard that is suitable for professional and non-professional drivers.

“There are still many hurdles for him to overcome, and he knows better than anyone else that only his performance will determine if he can one day return to being a professional driver.”

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