Robert Kubica will receive a final FP1 outing of the year with Alfa Romeo in Abu Dhabi this weekend, before he drives for the team again at next week’s post-season test.
Kubica joined Alfa Romeo has a reserve driver at the beginning of the year and has had four FP1 appearances so far in 2020, the last of which came in Bahrain.
The former Renault and Williams driver will step in for Antonio Giovinazzi on Friday for the opening practice session of the weekend and will remain with the team for next Tuesday’s test.
“Every time I get to drive this car is an opportunity to bring something to the team, and I am particularly looking forward to being able to do so just two weeks after my last outing in Bahrain,” Kubica said.
“Being behind the wheel this often allows me to build up a consistent feel with the car and that, in turns, helps me deliver better feedback to the team.
“Both sessions, FP1 and the post-season test, will be very useful and I am looking forward to them.”
Kubica will share driving duties at next week’s test with Callum Ilott, who finished as runner-up in the 2020 Formula 2 championship.
“The season may be winding down, but there is still a lot of work to do and every opportunity to put the car on track is important,” said Alfa Romeo Team Principal Frederic Vasseur.
“To have someone with the skills and technical attitude of Robert will help us get the most out of the day: he has been a really precious asset throughout the season and will be so in these final outings of 2020 as well.”