Williams 2019 lineup Kubica?

Williams 2019 lineup Kubica?

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turbomoped

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31 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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After a poor 2018 and the horrible car they produced what about 2019?
All the current lineup have played a part in the poor season. Stroll and Serotkin having no experience and Kubica having no recent experience equals duff car.
Can they risk the same thing again? Russell has never raced in F1 so the other driver should have current knowledge and experience of what a good car is.
This makes Ocon the obvious choice as clearly they cant risk a Kubica season even if they got a few quid to sweeten the
deal.
Kubica should take the Ferrari test role if its on offer.

HustleRussell

17,143 posts

108 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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REALIST123

12,356 posts

101 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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Several sites reporting today he’s decided to go to Williams, just waiting for confirmation the Stroller’s off to FI.

kambites

57,593 posts

169 months

Friday 16th November 2018
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I don't think this year's st car has anything much to do with the drivers. Perhaps better drivers could have dragged a handful more points out of it, but a rubbish car is a rubbish car.

turbomoped

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Friday 16th November 2018
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HustleRussell said:
Sorry I should have checked first

rdjohn

3,866 posts

143 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Looks like the OP May have guessed right.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubica-williams...

turbomoped

Original Poster:

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31 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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rdjohn said:
Looks like the OP May have guessed right.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubica-williams...
I did suggest the opposite but the title was ambiguous I guess. I must apply for a job in the white house lol.


Jasandjules

63,406 posts

177 months

Wednesday 21st November 2018
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Will be fantastic if true.

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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Polish minister defends Kubica sponsorship
By GMM F1 | 1d

Poland has defended the financial investment into Robert Kubica's return to formula one.

Just days after signing Kubica for 2019, Williams also announced that Polish oil company PKN Orlen is sponsoring the British team.

Poland's State Treasury is PKN Orlen's leading shareholder with almost 28 per cent of the shares and votes.

The move to sponsor Williams was defended by Polish sports minister Witold Banka, a former 400m sprinter.

"Many companies have found that it is better to sponsor athletes directly than to give money to sponsoring sports associations," he told Wilkowicz Sam na Sam.


Grand prix winner Kubica, 33, is returning to F1 after an eight year absence due to his permanent right arm injury.

"Robert Kubica arouses emotions all over the world, as he is one of the most recognised Poles," minister Banka added. "Investing in such a story is justified."

https://www.sportsmole.co.uk/formula-1/williams/ne...

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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Nice pleasant interview with Claire Williams.

Claire Williams Interview | Beyond The Grid | Official F1 Podcast

FORMULA 1
Published on Nov 7, 2018

She's got one of the most famous surnames in all of Formula 1, and as deputy team principal of Williams, one of the toughest jobs, too. This week, Tom Clarkson is joined by Claire Williams, in our official podcast brought to you by Bose.

Topics discussed include:

02:33 - The struggles of 2018
06:06 - Unexpectedly taking the role of deputy team principal
12:00 - Sir Frank Williams as a father, and life in the Williams family
20:20 - Moving up through the ranks, with involvement from Toto Wolff
28:59 - The sad passing of Virginia Williams and the effect it had
34:33 - Being a woman in a male-dominated sport
38:35 - On the experience of motherhood, and the legacy of Williams
41:40 - The honour of receiving an OBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOO_paHghu8

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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turbomoped said:
After a poor 2018 and the horrible car they produced what about 2019?
Report by Autosport;


Claire Williams: Tripling budget wouldn’t have fixed ‘18 car
By Anna Duxbury, Scott Mitchell
Published on Wednesday December 26th 2018

Claire Williams believes her Formula 1 team's 2018 car was so flawed that it would have been difficult to improve "even if we had tripled" the budget.

Williams finished 10th and last in the constructors' championship in 2018, the team's worst result in its long history.

Both Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin struggled to get to grips with the underperforming FW41 this season and were only able to score points on two occasions, in Azerbaijan and Italy.

"I think the problems were related to the global car, if you like - we've had issues front to back," deputy team principal Williams told Autosport.

"So to try and make changes to bring performance to a car that was like that was always going to be difficult.

"We tried and we tried hard. It wasn't through a lack of hard work, energy, motivation, I suppose it was just the flaws were too fundamental to rectify halfway through a season.

"I think even regardless of the amount of budget we could have thrown at it - we threw a lot of budget at it, even if we had tripled it I'm not convinced we would have changed its course."

Williams has been optimistic that the team's internal interrogation of its problems will yield swift benefits next season.

However, she warned that it would be wise to keep expectations for 2019 realistic.

"I think we have to be conscious of what we can achieve with the changes we've made," said Williams.

"Changes are always a good thing, it resets a balance, but I think in order to make a significant difference you need those changes to bed in for a while.

"As I've said repeatedly you don't go from P5 to P10 without quite a few things that have gone wrong in your organisation and we are in the slow process of resolving all of those issues.

"We have 650 people in our team but I think we are still resource limited when it comes to people to fix the mass of problems that we have. We can't tackle everything all in one go.

"So we therefore have to temper those expectations as to what we can achieve in 2019 based on the resources we have to fix everything."


https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/140800/tripled-b...

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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From the WilliamsF1 Supporters website;

The all New FW42

http://www.f1network.net/boards/read/s107.htm?110,...

rdjohn

3,866 posts

143 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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This is the harsh reality of where Williams really are.

When you see the leaps that both Sauber and a Force India achieved during the last year, once their cash taps were opened, it is difficult to comprehend just how a team with many decades of experience can produce a car, so far from its target performance.

My feeling is that the technical resources must be there, it is probably how the leadership marshals those resources that is completely at odds with achieving future success.

I think that McLaren will eventually get to be best non-factory team (so fifth), but I have no faith that Williams will be turned around without the family trust relinquishing control.

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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rdjohn said:
This is the harsh reality of where Williams really are.
From WilliamsF1 Supporters website;

2018 Williams was really that bad
By Andrew Hooper
December 26 2018

http://www.f1network.net/main/s107/st198144.htm

That "harsh reality" is acknowledged by even Williams F1 supporters...

Europa Jon

124 posts

71 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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Fortitude said:
rdjohn said:
This is the harsh reality of where Williams really are.
From WilliamsF1 Supporters website;

2018 Williams was really that bad
By Andrew Hooper
December 26 2018

http://www.f1network.net/main/s107/st198144.htm

That "harsh reality" is acknowledged by even Williams F1 supporters...
Yep, I don't think any of us will truly understand the total ineptitude of the once-great team. If they didn't have systems in place to prevent the mistakes of last year, why should 2019 be different? Perhaps it's time for a new Team Principal.

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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Europa Jon said:
Yep, I don't think any of us will truly understand the total ineptitude of the once-great team.
Here is a video when Williams were great and all conquering;

Adrian Newey The greatest race car designer of all time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dt2XtHck9Q

Fortitude

356 posts

140 months

Tuesday 1st January
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Williams reached "bottom of the trench" in 2018
By: Scott Mitchell
Co-author: Oleg Karpov
Dec 31, 2018, 9:18 AM

The Williams Formula 1 found the “bottom of the trench” performance-wise in 2018, according to chief technical officer Paddy Lowe.
Williams finished 10th in the constructors’ championship, the worst result in its history, as its FW41 proved fundamentally flawed and its young drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin scored just seven points between them.
That result followed four podium-finishing seasons in which the team managed to finish in the top five.
Lowe told Motorsport.com: “It’s been a very tough season for the team, but also for me personally, I would say one of the toughest years that I'd had in Formula 1.

Read MORE here;

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/williams-reache...


LOWE LABELS SIROTKIN DEPARTURE 'A SHAME'
Published on 31 Dec 2018 12:31

Williams chief technical officer says it is a shame teams can't have more than two drivers in light of Sergey Sirotkin's departure. The Russian has been ousted in favour of Robert Kubica for 2019, who makes his spectacular return after a life-threatening rally crash a number of years ago.

Read MORE here;

https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/244133/lowe-lab...

FourWheelDrift

78,661 posts

232 months

Thursday 10th January
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Someone trying to pull George Russell's head off - https://twitter.com/GeorgeRussell63/status/1083405...