He'll get some private tests surely in the E20 under diffirent circumstances; rain for example and probably will try and try and fatigue him out to see what he can handle. they must, today's f1 cars are harder to handle than the E20, AND he must be able to compete in a full race weekend. not just 1, but a full season.
will they hand him a friday testing session? i think they should wait with that for some reasons.
1 reason is that it is far too big of a thing to rush it. i mean this is stuff of legends, you can't just throw him in on a friday like he's a junior programme driver. all eyes will be on him.
so you must be guaranteed to have him be atleast able to perform in it.
also, if he then DOES perform in it, competitively, then there is no way back, is there?
so the question for this season foremost is, IF they give him a test drive on a friday session, ARE they able to spoon him in for the rest of the season somehow?
were talking contract agreements, licenses, health, able to leave the car in the mandated time, all in a car that is not at all adjusted or built for kubica.
hence going for 2018 is in a way better because they will have built a car specifically for him [alongside the hulk] and kubica has then still more than enough time to fully focus and prepare instead of rushing things in for the sake of fans?
I do think he still will do better than palmer, but that is not all of it. is it the best thing to do for Kubica? I think not. I am convinced he will have a race seat at Renault for 2018.
i dont think he'll actually get a drive this year.
as for Palmer, he's on the verge of getting replaced by Sainz. There's nothing to lose there but the transfer money. Then we will see how Sainz can compete against the Hulk.
Then at the end of the year, it'll be either Sainz or Kubica. Is Kubica better than Sainz? good question, but the only thing important now for both Sainz and Kubica would be to
beat Hulkenberg consistantly.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.