RETURN TO F1..WELL, SORT OF: Robert Kubica might return to Formula 1 as one of Pirelli's 2017 tyre testers. Image: AFP
Cape Town - Former Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica could be involved in Pirelli's preparations for the sport's new tyre rules for 2017.
Work already started
The sport's official supplier has already started work with a 2014 Ferrari driven by Jean-Eric Vergne at Fiorano.
A GP2 car driven by Lotus refugee Pastor Maldonado at Mugello and Barcelona has also been in action recently.
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Writing in the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat, Luis Vasconcelos reports that an invitation to drive "at least for one day" might now go out to Kubica.
Pole Kubica, now 31, rebuilt his motor racing career in rallying in the wake of his serious arm injury in 2011, and has admitted to missing F1.