“It has been a long time away for me. Let’s start the engine and try to discover again the emotions an F1 car can give.” Robert Kubica has returned to a Formula 1 cockpit for the first time in over six years to conduct a private test with Renault Sport Formula One Team at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo on 6th June 2017. Robert completed 115 laps using the team’s 2012 specification, Renault V8 powered E20. This was Robert’s first time in a Formula 1 car since pre-season testing for the 2011 season. Here it is; in his own words.