sport news Robert Kubica passes F1 cockpit extraction test

Robert Kubica will get behind a 2017 F1 car for the first time on Wednesday The Polish driver hasn't driven an up-to-date F1 machine for seven years Kubica will test for Renault at the Hungaroring in Budapest The 32-year-old is being considered for a Formula One return in 2018 READ: More F1 news, features and points tables 

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 16:02 BST, 1 August 2017 | Updated: 16:02 BST, 1 August 2017

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Robert Kubica has been given the all-clear to get behind a 2017 Formula One car for the first-time after passing the mandatory FIA extraction test.

The Polish driver hasn't driven an up-to-date F1 car since 2010, when he was part of the Renault team, after a rally accident severed his right arm.

Injuries from the crash had left doubts that the 32-year-old could pass the test, with FIA regulations stating drivers have to be able to remove themselves from the cockpit within five seconds wearing their full race kit and helmet.

Robert Kubica stands in Renault overalls ahead of making his F1 return on Wednesday

Robert Kubica stands in Renault overalls ahead of making his F1 return on Wednesday

The Polish driver hasn't driven an up-to-date F1 car since driving for Renault in 2010

The Polish driver hasn't driven an up-to-date F1 car since driving for Renault in 2010

In addition all drivers have to from a fully belted-in position, replace the steering

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