Kubica outperforms Stroll on F1 return

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After eight years away, Robert Kubica returned to System One and outperformed Williams team-mate Lance Stroll.

Information 11 Might 2018, 17:07 IST





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Robert Kubica within the Williams

Robert Kubica completed forward of Williams team-mate Lance Stroll on his return to System One on the Spanish Grand Prix, nevertheless it was nonetheless a disappointing observe session for the Pole.

The 33-year-old missed out on a race seat this season, however was named as reserve and growth driver for the British workforce.

Barcelona supplied his first alternative to seem at a grand prix weekend since Abu Dhabi in 2010, Kubica stepping in for Sergey Sirotkin.

Nevertheless, it was a troublesome 90 minutes for Williams as they posted the slowest two instances, Kubica ending a second away from Stroll.

Whereas Williams have been annoyed, there was loads of encouragement for Mercedes as Valtteri Bottas discovered spectacular tempo to high the timings by eight tenths from Lewis Hamilton.

There was additionally promise for a new-look McLaren with Fernando Alonso sticking near Ferrari and Purple Bull, who noticed Daniel Ricciardo crash his newly upgraded RB14.

“Fortunately the harm is fairly gentle,” Purple Bull workforce principal Christian Horner stated of Ricciardo’s automobile. “Fortunately it was the previous entrance wing so he is a fortunate boy.

“He can be in the precise specification for the following session.”

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