Polish F1 driver tests racing car

Polish F1 driver Robert Kubica took the wheels of the William’s FW42 racing car at Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, Spain, on Thursday.

The Williams FW42 is the car the Williams F1 Team will use in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.

Mr Kubica kicked off the testing, however, Polish private radio broadcaster RMF reports that the “main star” of Thursday was not Mr Kubica but last year’s Formula 2 star and team-member, 20-year-old British racing driver George Russell. Mr Kubica, after finishing nine laps, was by far the slowest in the field. The poor result was caused due to aerodynamic reasons, RMF states.

The team tweeted the video from the time Mr Kubica took to the track.

After dashing the hopes of their supporters by finishing last in the 2018 Formula 1 constructors’ championship, Oxfordshire-based ROKiT Williams Racing unveiled the livery for their new car, the FW42, that will zoom to the F1 grid in 2019 with Polish F1 driver Kubica.

Mr Kubica, 34, became the first Polish driver to compete in Formula 1. On February 6, 2011, he was seriously injured in a crash at the Ronde di Andora rally, in which his right forearm was partially severed.