Jean Todt has revealed that the FIA’s medical doctor will play a role in deciding whether Robert Kubica is granted a super licence.
The Polish driver, dreaming of a return to the Formula 1 grid for the first time since suffering life-threatening injuries in a rally crash in 2011, will test for Williams in Abu Dhabi this week.
That test will determine whether the Grove team signs Kubica as Lance Stroll’s 2018 team-mate.
However, the decision as to whether he races won’t be entirely in Williams’ hands as FIA president Todt says he will have to pass the FIA’s medical checks.
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“We have expert people who are there – and I am sure all necessary steps will be done if we have to face the situation,” said Todt.
“Drivers, they come and they leave – and of course Kubica is different because the reason he had to stop was that he had a very bad rally crash.
“He survived from it and he came back into the business in rallying.
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“Now he is in single-seaters, so time will tell.
“But clearly, we have all the standards to give the medical checks, so it is up to the doctors to decide.”