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Old Today, 11:22 (Ref:3793076)   #1051
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Finally...

http://www.williamsf1.com/racing/new...cestrollin2018


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Old Today, 11:31 (Ref:3793083)   #1052
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So Sirotkin gets the race seat and Kubica is reserve and development driver.

Presumably if Sirotkin doesn't perform (or if the cashflow dries up) they can drop kubica into the race seat.....

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Announcing Kubica as reserve and development driver only makes it worse. It should have been the other way around.


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this has been said before, but it doesn't seem to get through. you do realise that pay drivers were an integral part of williams' history? and the thing that really ended williams last time was allowing somebody else to buy into the team?

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this has been said before, but it doesn't seem to get through. you do realise that pay drivers were an integral part of williams' history? and the thing that really ended williams last time was allowing somebody else to buy into the team?

nothing has changed. in business you cut your cloth according to what you can afford...
I don't think it is particularly about money and to a certain extent CW's pleas on that front have been somewhat underminded by Force India beating them by miles on a smaller budget and less in the way of infrastructure and resources. They would have beaten Williams in 2017 with ONE car, which is staggering.

They are leaner, keener and have always focused on the best driver line up they can get, whereas Williams seem to have a big team mentality and mindset on a small budget. They also keep repeating the same errors with car development, putting bits on the car that don't work and losing their way, which I know doubt PL will address.
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this has been said before, but it doesn't seem to get through. you do realise that pay drivers were an integral part of williams' history? and the thing that really ended williams last time was allowing somebody else to buy into the team?

nothing has changed. in business you cut your cloth according to what you can afford...
Be that as it may, perhaps you can name a worse driver pairing on the grid in 2018?
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I don't think it is particularly about money and to a certain extent CW's pleas on that front have been somewhat underminded by Force India beating them by miles on a smaller budget and less in the way of infrastructure and resources. They would have beaten Williams in 2017 with ONE car, which is staggering.

They are leaner, keener and have always focused on the best driver line up they can get, whereas Williams seem to have a big team mentality and mindset on a small budget. They also keep repeating the same errors with car development, putting bits on the car that don't work and losing their way, which I know doubt PL will address.
Paddy doesn't seem to have prevented the installation of really poor nuts behind the steering wheels!

Williams seem to be of the opinion that drivers don't matter, yet seem to have proved comprehensively that they do!
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Be that as it may, perhaps you can name a worse driver pairing on the grid in 2018?
someone has to have the... i'm not saying worst because you can't really tell from out here. it's not possible. but sirotkin is a similar driver to ericsson - occasionally pretty quick but it's hard to tell what goes wrong when they aren't. i think stroll is better than most give him credit for, but i'm not sure *how* good.

this is either a very interesting read or a spectacular work of fiction. you decide which.
https://www.autosport.com/f1/feature...as-put-on-hold
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