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'Pace much better than it looks' - Kubica

  • Published on 04 May 2019 12:50
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  • By: Coilin Higgins

Williams' Robert Kubica believes that his pace since he made his F1 comeback at this season's opening round in Melbourne is "much better than it looks" as Williams continue to prop up the rear of the grid thanks to poor performance. Kubica has finished last of the running drivers in each of the races this season so far.

The team have been struggling massively so far with their 2019 challenger, the FW42, which is off the pace from the rest of the field due to fundemental flaws with the car. Kubica said however that there have been many positives to be found in his performances so far this year.

“It’s not easy to take out some aspects which are very, very positive, but I think there are many things that are quite positive,” Kubica said. "Probably some of them are hidden by general performance. But still a lot of things to improve, definitely."

Kubica made a full time return to F1 after an eight year absence from the sport, after the Polish driver was severely injured at the 2011 Ronde di Andorra rally. The Pole was completely absent from Formula 1 from 2011 to 2016, until Renault gave him the oppertunity to test their RS17 at the mid-season test in Hungary in 2017. Prior to his accident, Kubica had one race win to his name, and was dubbed as one of the future stars of F1.

"My driving and the pace is much better than it looks. Unfortunately, we are in this position. As I said it, will be already good we will not have additional issues that are taking out confidence and making your driving even more difficult," Kubica added.

“We struggle with the pace, but additionally we struggle with some other things we have to sort out.”

 

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  • I really want to believe this is true. But I have seen zero and evidence so far. Kubica has been terrible

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    • May 4 2019 - 15:44
    • Most importantly, he doesn't stack up well against his team mate, a junior driver with little prior F1 skill.

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      • May 4 2019 - 20:28
    • MrN_71

      Posts: 13

      You are absolutely right. "much better than it looks" -allow me to laugh. Is that's why he's dead last and 5 seconds off the pace.

      Australia- last of those who finnish, +3 laps (2 laps efter his team mate)
      Bahrain- last of those who finnish, +2 laps (1 lap after his team mate)
      China- last of those who finnish, +2 laps (1 lap after nearest team)
      Azerbaijan- last of those who finnish, +2 laps (1 lap after nearest team)

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      • May 6 2019 - 08:51
  • Kean

    Posts: 692

    Kubica has been far from impressive, constantly outpaced by Russell. Then Russell did achieve what Leclerc did before him in GP3 and F2, so I rate him highly. Still I think Sirotkin would do a better job than Kubica.

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    • May 5 2019 - 15:02
  • It doesn't feel so bad, then there's the time sheets...

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    • May 5 2019 - 15:56
  • Nihilist

    Posts: 11

    Let me remind you that Robert does not drive the same car as Russell, what was confirmed by the team itself.

    Comparing the times of both drivers has NO sense. Please, come to your senses.

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    • May 7 2019 - 10:28

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