Alfa Romeo reserve driver Robert Kubica is set to make his third grand prix outing of the 2020 campaign at this weekend’s 70th Anniversary event at Silverstone.
Kubica joined Alfa Romeo as its reserve driver this year, after spending 2019 in a race seat at Williams, and got behind the wheel of its C39 in pre-season testing, Styria and Hungary.
Kubica made his DTM debut at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, finishing 14th in both races, in a BMW entered by ART Grand Prix, the squad run by Alfa Romeo’s Team Principal Frederic Vasseur.
Antonio Giovinazzi will step aside for the opening 90-minute practice session.
“I am happy to get back behind the wheel in this busy early part of the season,” said Kubica.
“Driving an F1 car is always special, but even more so in a place like Silverstone.
“The track has so much history and it’s one that tests both driver and machine: it’s one of the great venues of motorsport and driving around here, even without the fans, gives you such a buzz.
“My main focus, however, remains towards helping the team develop the car.”
Alfa Romeo holds eighth position in the Constructors’ Championship courtesy of the two points collected by Giovinazzi in Austria.
Its C39 has been the slowest car in all four qualifying sessions held so far in 2020.