Robert kubica joined Alfa romeo as a reserve driver for the 2020 F1 season, following his return as a 2019 starter to Williams. As part of the agreement between him and the team, which in the operation ensured the support of some of the driver's sponsors, the Pole competed in Free Practice 1 of the Styrian and Hungarian Grand Prix, respectively at the place ofAntonio Giovinazzi and of Kimi Raikkonen.
This Friday, as part of the first practice session of the 70th Anniversary GP, second round of the season contested on the track of Silverstone, Kubica will ride again in the cockpit of the Alfa C39, replacing Giovinazzi for the second time. "I am happy to get back behind the wheel at this very busy start to the season", Kubica said.
“Driving an F1 car is always special, but even more so in a place like Silverstone. The track has a long history and it's a circuit that puts both the driver and the machine to the test: it's the 'one of the great places in motorsport and driving here, even without the fans, gives you great pleasure. My main goal, however, is to help the team develop the car. "
Alfa Romeo director Frédéric Vasseur added: "I'm happy to see Robert coming back to the car this weekend. His feedback has been of the highest quality on his previous outings and his work is really invaluable to the team, both when he's in the car than during our engineering meetings. Robert knows Silverstone like the back of his hand and I'm sure he will help us take a step forward. "
These FP1s will come a week after Kubica's DTM debut in Spa, Belgium, where he finished 14th of both races. The 2008 Canadian GP winner will continue his season in the German Touring Championship at the Lausitzring, Germany, on August 15-16, during the weekend of the F1 Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona.
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