Robert Kubica’s prospects of a Formula 1 return remain on track, although the odds of him ever getting behind the wheel of a car run by former employer Renault are slim, with the latest reports suggesting – as we had predicted last month – that the Pole is set to enter into an agreement with Ferrari.
La Gazzetta dello Sport correspondent Andrea Cremonesi – a man who typically has solid connections with sources in the Ferrari camp – has reported that the 27-year-old will test for the Italian team in spring, with the team set to evaluate him as a potential team-mate for Fernando Alonso from 2013 onwards.
According to the report, Kubica will driver a 2010-spec Formula 1 Ferrari at the Mugello circuit, no doubt the first of many outings the team will give him if it is looking to utilise his services in the long-term.
Kubica’s current contract with the Renault/Lotus F1 team is set to end in the coming weeks, and the team has made its position clear that it will only offer test cars to the Pole – who sustained critical injuries in a pre-season rally accident in February – if he commits to them long-term.
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