Robert Kubica looks set to add Le Mans to his race programme in 2018. The Pole was scheduled to test the Williams in Barcelona on Friday, but he gave up his running for race driver Sergey Sirotkin.

“It doesn’t matter if the team asked me or I voluntarily gave priority to the regular drivers,” he said. “But it was my suggestion because the weather was warm and it’s the regular drivers who have to score the points, not me.”

Kubica, 33, will be a vital addition to the British team in 2018, as Williams is struggling and the team’s drivers are the young and inexperienced Sirotkin and Lance Stroll.

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