Renault : Heading here
Kubica managed an impressive 74 laps - more than any other driver at the Hungaroring - and posted the seventh fastest time in his first taste of this year's
The 32-year-old partially severed his right arm in a rallying crash back in 2011 that brought a sudden halt to a grand prix career which had seem him earmarked as future champion.
But Kubica appeared to show no ill-effects of the injury on his first official test in an F1 car for 2,372 days, as he posted a credible time of one minute and 19.681 seconds. His time was 2.6secs adrift of
"It's great for him to be back," Vettel, who leads
"The cars are different this year, which should fit his style. I hope that he will have fun."
Kubica's day got off to a shaky start after he brushed
The Pole's banker lap was around six seconds off the pace, but his times began to tumble as the morning wore on, and his best effort was just 1.2secs slower than
Kubica completed 115 laps at a private test in
But today's outing marked his first behind the wheel of this year's faster and more demanding generation of grand prix cars, and a sterner test of the mobility in his right arm.
Kubica was cheered on by a large army of Polish supporters who chanted his name throughout the morning running on the concluding day of this week's test.
The Pole made 76 grands prix starts, and finished on the podium 12 times. He also won the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix.
Above Kubica in the time sheets was British teenager
The highly-rated 17-year-old was signed to the British team's young driver programme earlier this year, and he finished the morning session just six thousandths of a second slower than McLaren's
Kubica later took his tally to 142 laps - the equivalent of more than two race distances at the Hungaroring - and improved his time by four tenths to finish an impressive fourth in the order.
Englishman Norris also starred after improving on his best effort to finish just two tenths shy of Vettel, with a lap which was faster than both
"It was a fantastic feeling for me to be here today and it was amazing to see so many fans come to see me out on track, so thank you to all of them," Kubica said.
"It has been an incredible journey to this point, where I have answered many questions to myself.
"I learnt a lot about the latest generation car, as there are a reasonable amount of differences between it and the
"After today, it's too early to say what the next step might be. For now, I owe a big thanks to everyone at Renault Sport Formula One team for making this test happen."
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