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Six years after his near-fatal crash, Robert Kubica is set to return to the wheel of a Formula 1 car in a 2012-spec Lotus at Valencia on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Polish man is set to join Renault F1 test driver Sergey Sirotkin for his first seat time in a grand prix car, driving Renault’s show car, which is a Lotus E20 chassis from 2012.

Just before the 2011 season, as he took part in an Italian rally, the Pole almost severed his forearm in a crash. Until now, he has ruled out a return to open cockpit racing due to arm movement limitations.

But Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that, together with the Renault team with whom the now 32-year-old last raced in F1, Kubica is currently at the Valencia circuit in Spain.

There, as well as Renault reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin, he is reportedly scheduled to test the Enstone team’s 2012 car, which competed in F1 as Lotus.

The current Renault race driver Jolyon Palmer struggling with RS17, there is no top-secret that the team have planning to replace him.

While some drivers name has been discussed in that matter, should Kubica hints his own name into the top list, If the Renault recruit Polish speedy, absolutely the game will change, who already made great relationship with team and various motorsports serious experience.

The Brit currently in a difficult time this season and has been clearly outperformed by team mate Nico Hulkenberg who has scored points in three races in 2017 while Palmer has failed to achieve a single top-10 finish.

Palmer is claims that, his performance has been underwhelming compared to the potential of Renault’s RS17.

“It’s positive to see the car’s good, but when you’re out in Q1 and your team-mate’s up high in Q3 it’s hurting more because you can see what’s capable,” said Palmer.

“But there wasn’t so much between us in Barcelona, it was exaggerated Saturday and Sunday, so I know what the car’s capable of and so it’s up to me to deliver now.”

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