With the post-season Abu Dhabi test wrapping up Formula 1 for 2017, all eyes are already looking to whether Robert Kubica will be on the grid for Williams in 2018.

Kubica drew huge fan and media attention during his test for Williams at the Yas Marina circuit and while a glance over his lap times appears impressive the British team remains firmly tight-lipped on whether the Polish driver has done enough to secure a race seat.

A philosophical Kubica appeared relaxed after the Abu Dhabi test and was thrilled with his progress over the past 12 months. This time last year there wasn’t a flicker of hope seeing Kubica return to F1, ironically his new manager Nico Rosberg was grabbing headlines by retiring just days after clinching a maiden F1 world title, but since then Kubica has tested for Renault and Williams in various specifications of F1 cars under media scrutiny.

The current rumbles from Williams is Kubica is the strongest contender to partner Lance Stroll to replace the retiring Felipe Massa but both sides accept there are still risks with his injured right forearm which halted his F1 career in early 2011.

Williams has confirmed an official decision on its driver line-up won’t be made for potentially a few weeks as its assesses its options between Kubica and fellow shortlisted drivers Sergey Sirotkin, Paul di Resta, Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein – which gives us time to pick our 2018 driver line-up.

Head over to Crash’s Forum to state your case about whether Kubica should get his dream F1 return or if another candidate deserves a shot ahead of the Pole.

Crash will be running Forum debates every day during the winter in preparation for the 2018 season debating a range of topics and issues – but you can submit your own ideas here.

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