Williams confirm interest in 2018 Kubica drive

  • Published on 30 Sep 2017 06:01
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Williams has confirmed that Robert Kubica is one of the drivers it has shortlisted for a 2018 drive. The Grove-based squad has not yet confirmed its complete line-up for next season, however it is heavily expected that Lance Stroll will retain his position at the team.

There has been a question mark hanging over who will fill the second seat, with Kubica emerging as a strong contender. The Pole is attempting to make a spectacular comeback six years after suffering a life-threatening rally crash, which resulted in having part of his forearm amputated.

Speaking to Sky F1 at Malaysia, chief technical officer Paddy Lowe revealed: "Robert is definitely a very interesting opportunity and that's included in our assessment. We are not in any great hurry, there's no time limit particularly on that, there's no urgency because most of the other seats have now been set. It's something we are working on but we have no particular timeframe for that."

The first day of running in Malaysia was a mixed one for Williams. Lowe explained that both drivers seemed to be pretty happy on the low fuel runs, but had their long-run programmes ended prematurely when a red flag brought out the session to an early end.

"The pace was reasonable on low fuel and the drivers were relatively happy with the car," he stated. "On high fuel runs, Felipe only managed a few laps and Lance had only just started before the session was red flagged. We need to do some more work this evening and see where we can position ourselves ready for qualifying tomorrow."

 

Fergal Walsh

 

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  • I wouldnt mind that. Give him a year, see how it plays out, keep him if he performs nicely.

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    • Sep 30 2017 - 09:29
  • This would be cool, heck I wouldn't care if he got into the Sauber, I just want to see him in F1 again

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    • Sep 30 2017 - 09:50
  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    Yeees, Kubica is still fast and also he has a talent in contrast to Ericsson, Joylon, Kvyat, Grosjean, K-Mag and other pay drivers...

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    • Sep 30 2017 - 13:04
    • Orchide

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      So he is not paying for his seat? Rosberg just told every company in Poland to give them money to pay for his return.

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      • Sep 30 2017 - 16:28
  • Savio

    Posts: 145

    What a bullshit, Rosberg only met with polish Minister of Sport. I mentioned drivers who don't deserve to drive in F1 because they didn't show anything. Perez for example also has a big sponsor but he showed good drive when he was in poor Sauber but Ericsson..what he showed in comprasion to Wehrlein?

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    • Sep 30 2017 - 17:27
    • 'What a bullshit' Is it bad I read that in an Italian accent

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      • Sep 30 2017 - 20:12
    • Orchide

      Posts: 82

      Whine as much as you want. Kubica is still not gonna make it into f1. Doesn't matter how many articles his management is buying from media as well as the hiring of Rosberg.

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      • Sep 30 2017 - 23:36
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      You think that Paddy and Sky are also bribed? Of course Kubica hasn't 30 millions $ like Ericsson but he has massive support from fans..

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      • Oct 1 2017 - 08:50
  • Savio

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    This is good ; )

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    • Sep 30 2017 - 21:45

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