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Kubica could get free practice outing in Malaysia

Robert Kubica
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In a bid to further evaluate Robert Kubica this year, Renault could provide the Pole with an FP1 outing, likely in Malaysia.

Following Kubica's impressive and positive test in Hungary before the summer break, speculation ramped up about the 32-year-old making a sensational return to F1, and taking over Jolyon Palmer's seat at Renault.

Team boss Cyril Abiteboul quickly squashed the rumors however but admitted the French outfit's interest in Kubica was intact, although there remained some interrogations.

"We don't have all the answers that we potentially wanted to get from that test," said Abiteboul in Spa.

"In a perfect world we would want to do more of this type of test to see if he can race again at the level that he and we could have wanted.  It may or may not be possible."

Speed Week is reporting that Kubica might indeed be given another chance to prove himself in a few races time, in Friday free practice ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

Abiteboul still isn't giving anything away however.

"I don't want to create speculation and I don't want to put on the team that we have some obligation to go further because there is an interest from the public to see Robert back.

"We would all like Robert to be back, but it has to make sense," he insisted.

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