Former Formula One and WRC driver Robert Kubica has taken another step towards a return to circuit competition after sampling a Formula E car for the first time today at Donington Park in Leicestershire. The talented Polish driver and fan favourite was scheduled to compete full time in the World Endurance Championship this season for the Bykolles Prototype team, however after a troubled start to life with the squad Kubica pulled out of his commitment on the eve of the opening race at Silverstone, leaving many to wonder if the Pole would be postponing his circuit racing return indefinitely. Despite having stepped away from the WEC drive, Kubica has been far from relaxing having spent time driving different machinery in an bid to better understand if his injuries sustained during a rally accident will prevent the driver from competitively returning to open wheel action. Having sampled a current GP3 car as recently as last month at Franciacorta, Kubica has again stepped behind the wheel of a car with a private test session in the all electric Formula E machine at Donington Park today. With overcast conditions for much of the day, Kubica reportedly managed a reasonable amount of mileage in the Formula E car with very little in the way of concerns with regards to his outstanding hand injury. Officially no times or reports from the session have been made available, however I have it on good authority that the driver has suitably impressed onlookers with his performance and the ease at which he adapted to a very different car than is his usual home, and interest remains with both driver and the Formula E championship to see the 32-year-old compete in upcoming rounds of the series. With seats open at both DS Virgin and the Renault e.dams team due to Jose Maria Lopez, Sam Bird and Sebastien Buemi all competing at the clashing Nurburgring World Endurance Championship round, Kubica could feasibly be slotted into place ahead of the inaugural New York ePrix in July. However with only a single short test at Donington under his belt, and an understandably strong desire to ensure he is physically and mentally prepared for any new racing challenge, the chances of seeing Kubica line up on a Formula E grid at such short notice remain an outside possibility at best. That is not to say that opportunities within the Formula E paddock do not remain, with the series keen to attract such a star driver as Kubica undoubtedly still is in motorsport, and the driver himself looking at opportunities to step back into a high level track series, it remains entirely possible that Formula E could see the return of one of Formula One's great lost talents before the season is done. For more news and discussions on a wide range of motorsport, head on over to the Motorsports sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get yourself involved in the action! Would you like to see Kubica race in Formula E? Do you think the driver could make a competitive return to open wheel racing? Let us know in the comments section below!