Ecclestone: 'Kubica can come back even stronger than before!'

Ahead of next week's'shoot-out with Paul di Resta in Hungary Robert Kubica has completed a

Ahead of next week's'shoot-out with Paul di Resta in Hungary Robert Kubica has completed a"successful” test at Silverstone today

Kubica partially severed his right forearm in an horrific 2011 crash during a rally he entered for fun before the start of that Formula One season, and there are lingering doubts about his arm movement.

But it is believed Williams will follow up Kubica's Silverstone run on Wednesday with a more comprehensive two-day test in Hungary next week.

"If Robert had not have had his accident, then I think by now he would have been world champion anyway, I think he can come back even stronger than before", Ecclestone told Autosport. "Mentally, I think probably he will be more aggressive: so I can only see good, good things for him".

'Archie was bloody quick and he was in a worse position than Robert, much worse, and he managed to be very successful and bloody quick.

"I think he (Kubica) got really unlucky with Renault". However, Felipe Massa's seat is still open as Massa has not yet been confirmed for the following season.

It has left Ecclestone convinced there could be big marketing and sponsorship gains to be had if he lands a race drive.

"If he does what I think he is going to do - be even better than before - then people will get behind him", said Ecclestone. Prior to his Formula 1 departure, Kubica won the 2008 Candian Grand Prix for BMW Sauber.

'If I were Williams, I would definitely try to persuade him to join. "Maybe they are going to lose Felipe Massa at the end of the year, I should think he has probably had enough, and if Robert is on board then he might wake up a lot of people there". "But we won't give away any information around what we do within those tests, that's a private matter for us and I would stress that doesn't mean that they're the only drivers under consideration". "Nobody knows. So it would be nice to get a guy who should be quick in the auto to find out".

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