THE Grove-based Williams Formula 1 team have confirmed they will give Robert Kubica a test drive in the coming weeks as they aim to complete their driver line-up for 2018.

Kubica had his first official Formula One test in more than six years with Renault in August and is aiming to make a remark- able comeback to the sport.

The 32-year-old partially severed his right arm in a rallying crash in 2011 which had seemingly ended his F1 career after a strong start.

Paddy Lowe, chief technical officer for Williams, revealed Kubica – as well as Paul Di Resta – will be given a chance to impress in a forthcoming test.

“We will test those two drivers,” he said.

Lance Stroll will remain at Williams next season having gradually adapted to Formula One in his rookie season, finishing third at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in June.

Lowe insists there are plenty of options available to the team, including retaining the services of Felipe Massa.

“Of course Felipe is very much in the frame, very very high on our list of possibilities,” Lowe added.

In the Japanese Grand Prix, Massa finished tenth, while Stroll was forced to retire.