Renault Formula 1 advisor Alain Prost hopes Robert Kubica can make a full-time return to the sport in the near future, having done everything “to the maximum” during his comeback push.

Kubica returned to current F1 machinery on Wednesday at the Hungaroring with Renault, testing its 2017-spec car following a couple of private tests in older models in recent months.

What initially started out as a relaxed test to gauge his limitations following injuries sustained in a rally crash six years ago has escalated into suggestions that Kubica could return to F1 full-time, perhaps as early as the Belgian Grand Prix next month.

While Prost is refusing to draw too many conclusions before Kubica has completed his test, the four-time world champion hopes to see the Pole back racing. 

“What you could read in the press coming from Cyril Abiteboul is correct. As soon as you start a plan, especially for him, he has to go to the maximum,” Prost told Crash.net.

“He’s testing with a current car, with a track where you have a reference. We’ll see. I don’t think you can say anything more before the end of the test.

“It was a good story. He has recovered, for sure. I wish that he can come back to Formula 1 if possible.”

When asked if Kubica could be a consideration for an F1 seat with Renault in 2018, Prost remained coy.

“I don’t want to make any comments. We’ve said that we have a decision for F1 next year, not next week,” Prost said.

“I cannot comment much more about it.”

 

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