Robert Kubica has driven a Formula 1 car for the first time since his horrific rally crash in 2011 which halted his F1 career.
The Pole, who won the Canadian Grand Prix in 2008, took to the wheel of a 2012 E20 Lotus in a Renault livery during a private test for the French manufacturer.
In 2011, while participating in the Ronde di Andora rally, Kubica, crashed heavily into a church wall resulting in severe damage to his right hand, arm and leg which required several hours of surgery.
Kubica completed 115 laps at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain on Monday with the Pole saying he had “mixed feelings” on his return to an F1 cockpit for the first time in six years.
In a statement released by Renault, Kubica, said: “I am proud with what I achieved today, but also it shows what I have lost.”
The 32 year old, who was widely tipped to be a future world champion, has also tested machinery in both GP3 and Formula E in recent months but it’s unclear as to whether a comeback to F1 is possible.
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