Following his first practice outing at last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix, Robert Kubica will drive once again for the Alfa Romeo ORLEN team at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
While the Pole drove Antonio Giovinazzi’s car at Spielberg, he will take over Kimi Räikkönen’s C39 during the first free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Having contributed to the team’s effort in the second Austrian weekend, the Krakow-born driver will conduct development work at the Hungarian circuit where he made his big comeback in 2017 as a test driver for Williams.
Alfa Romeo Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur said:„Developing the C39 quickly and effectively will be one of the key aspects of the midfield battle and Robert is one of the biggest assets the team has on its side.
„He did a thoroughly fine job in Austria last week and I am happy to have him in the car once more. The data he provided our engineers have already proven valuable, but there is a lot of work still to be done and having three great drivers to receive information from is a definite advantage.”
Following his last weekend’s outing, Kubica said he will continue his work at the team by collecting on-track data for the development programme of the C39.
“Driving one of these cars is always an incredible feeling and therefore I can’t wait for Friday. Emotions aside, we cannot forget how crucial car development is, especially in this compressed 2020 season. The team needs data and feedback and providing as much valuable information is what I am here for. We had a productive weekend last time out and my aim is to help the team make another step forward here in Hungary.”
At the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix, Kubica finished in the 19th position, three laps behind race winner Lewis Hamilton.