Kubica replaces Bottas and takes the reins of Alfa Romeo in FP1 in Hungary – Formula 1 News

Kubica replaces Bottas and takes the reins of Alfa Romeo in FP1 in Hungary – Formula 1 News


Robert Kubica will replace Valtteri Bottas in FP1 at the Hungaroring (Image: Alfa Romeo)

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as in Spain and most recently in France, last week, Robert Kubica will take the wheel of the C42. Also like the other sessions, the Pole will command an Alfa Romeo car in the first free practice of the weekend – this time in Hungary, home of the 13th stage of the 2022 calendar. formula 1last before the start of the holiday.

Alfa Romeo hires Kubica for his expertise and assistance with car settings for the platform. In addition, as already emphasized in other events, the Hinwil team appreciates the help that the Poles provide in terms of C42 development.

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In Spain, Kubica replaced Guanyu Zhou in FP1. In France, the Polish driver replaced Valtteri Bottas – who will replace his teammate in the first session of the competition. F1 at the Hungaroring.

It is worth noting, however, that Alfa Romeo’s decision is not in accordance with the sporting regulations of the 2022 season, where there is a rule that the teams of the top motorcycle division in the world are required to choose a rookie driver, “who cannot. have participated in more than Doctors two F1”, in at least two practice sessions.

In other words: The Hinwil team still needs to fit a driver in such a context – and the preferred name is Théo Pourchaire, but with the Formula 2 calendar full, the problem becomes, therefore, deciding where to go. that such periods and youth will take place.

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