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Kubica set to test for Williams as he eyes F1 comeback

 

By Philip Duncan

Robert Kubica will be given one final audition to stake his claim for a seat at Williams next year after it was confirmed he will test for the British team following this week's final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

Kubica, the 32-year-old Pole who has not competed in F1 for seven years following a harrowing rally crash in 2011, will take part in the two-day tyre test.

Russian Sergey Sirotkin will share testing duties with Kubica as Williams determine their line-up for next year. Canadian Lance Stroll is already confirmed for 2018 but Felipe Massa's impending retirement leaves a vacancy.

Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein, Britain's Paul di Resta and Sirotkin are potential candidates, but it is Kubica who leads the way to complete what would be considered as one of sport's most remarkable comebacks.

A statement read: "Williams are excited to have this opportunity to assess new tyres across an interesting array of drivers."

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