Robert Kubica will perform in the three first free practice sessions this season in Spain, Austria and Abu Dhabi.
In 2017, Poljak tested F1 billiards several times, and in a direct fight with Russians Sergey Sirotkin lost the fight for the last vacancy in Formula 1 2018.
Kubica, however, provided the role of developer and spare driver Williams, and within this contract the team provided him with three appearances at the first free training, as well as on pre-season and seasonal tests.
“I will be on the first three free training sessions,” Kubica said in London.
“I will also have some tests before the season [in Barcelona] and during the season.”
“It’s important that I have a chance to drive. The rules are such that your driving is limited.”
“The simulator plays an important role, and I’m an important link between this tool and the real world.”
“Of course drivers will do their job and try to give them support, but I will not be in a position to teach them unless they think they can help.”
“The most important thing is to help the team, otherwise I would not be here.”
“Twelve months ago no one would say I would do different tests 2017. So who knows what the future is about.”
“I would like to be a driver, but if you look where I was 12 months ago, no one would say I’m in a position to drive F1. I’m more convinced than ever that I can drive F1 even though the limitations are pretty big.”