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'Williams has not done enough in my 24 months with the team' - Kubica

  • Published on 15 Dec 2019 15:48
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  • By: Dieter Rencken & Coilin Higgins

Robert Kubica has spoken out against the Williams team, saying that he feels the team did not do enough to sort out any issues in the two years he has spent with the team.

During Kubica's time with the team, Williams have finished last in the constructors' championship in the last two years, going from 7 points in 2018 to 1 point in 2019, courtesy of Kubica during July's German Grand Prix.

Kubica will not drive for the team next season, as Formula 2 regular Nicholas Latifi will join Geroge Russell at the team for 2020, while Kubica recently completed DTM testing with BMW.

"I think as a group, with me involved, we haven't done enough in the last 24 months," Kubica commented. "I am here exactly more than 24 months and when you sit down and George is commenting the same comments as I'm highlighting.

"When you look at the first five laps of the Williams car in Abu Dhabi, then it shows we have not done enough in the last 24 months, and I am saying it as a group because I have been and still for a while a part of this group.

"I think, from a work point of view, that this is the biggest disappointment. From my point of view, we should've reacted a lot quicker instead of thinking that there are no issues."

Speaking after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix two weeks ago, Kubica said it is impossible to see if he is as good as he was prior to his accident in 2011, as he hasn't had a car that he can prove his talent is still present.

"I think it's very hard to answer this question," Kubica explained. "That's because you have to be in the position to see if you are as good as you were. I think this often wasn't the case this year.

"When you are racing in the front it's different when you are racing behind or in the back. From operation or walk point of view, I feel even more disappointed from my results point of view but that's my own personal view."

 

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  • f1dave

    Posts: 773

    Enough from this guy. He showed us what he can do now go away.

    • + 1
    • Dec 15 2019 - 17:27
    • Niids

      Posts: 43

      He proved enough for those, who know what to look at.

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      • Dec 16 2019 - 13:14
  • Blakckh4wk

    Posts: 4

    That's a shame that he landed in such time for Williams, and a shame that he was with Russel in team. Russel looks good, but people tend to overreact to his achievements, if we can call it an achievement at all. Going 21:0 for meaningless qualifications but still gaining 0 points does not sound good for a team favourite

    • + 1
    • Dec 15 2019 - 18:24
  • It took Williams half a year to deliver him a custom made wheel. (and he didn't get what he asked for)
    At the same time it took BMW in DTM 3 days to do the same for him. (and he got what he wanted)
    And he was official race driver in Williams, and only a candidate for BMW seat.

    IT SAYS IT ALL.

    PS. Gues what? He did best time of all BMW DTM drivers. It seems he still got it.

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    • Dec 16 2019 - 14:55
  • f1ski

    Posts: 672

    disappointing comments. what he said is obvious to everyone. The complexity of driving a f1 car requires 2 hands. his injured hand hampers his performance. he is without doubt a great driver. F1 is out of his reach and he had what many can't have a chance to drive again.

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    • Dec 17 2019 - 00:57

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