tpeman wrote: ↑
Sat May 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Manoah2u wrote: ↑
Sat May 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Williams seems to be an absolute snakepit.
I'm pretty sure Robert is headbutting himself into a halo for thinking how he could have been so stupid to go for a Williams race seat over a Ferrari test seat.
He could have ended up @ Alfa Romeo next year alongside Raikkonen.
I don't think the Alfa Romeo seat would be an option. Ferrari are pretty supportive of their young talents and loyal to the veterans. So I think that if it isn't Giovinazzi, it would be Mick Schumacher in that seat.
Though that's very much true, there's some thing to say about that though.
Offcourse Alfa is now in a different situation than Sauber was before, so that'll probably do make some difference, but Giovanazzi WAS in F1 before, driving for sauber a race or 2? in that, he failed miserably so i was honestly quite surprised to see him return in F1, even though those failures were rookie mistakes but were quite costly.
I'd make of that that i'm not so sure about that 'loyal rookie programme'. Yes, LeClerc and the late Bianchi were from that same 'talent pool' but it must be said, they are some exceptional talents. I personally thought Bianchi to have more potential than LeClerc but that's unfortunately something we'll never get to know.
As for Mick, sure, very much possible, but will he be ready next year to step into F1? I'm not saying he wouldn't have the talent, but would he feel himself ready to take it up?
I think one of the bigger questions would be whether Robert is better than Giovanazzi. He definately used to be, but we're talking now. There's no way to see with Williams' current shenanigans.
And that's really the problem. Russell probably has the same benchmarking problem and might wonder whether it wouldn't have been wiser to take a reserve role at Force India for example.
After all, there's also Ocon who's sitting at the sideline hoping to come barging in.
One thing is sure though, Ocon did a good thing not to go to Williams, that would undoubtedly ruined his career.
As for Ferrari; i'm inclining to believe Haas is going to have a different lineup next year. Either Grosjean out, or Magnussen out. If thus Kubica went to a different role @ Ferrari instead of where he is now, he might have gotten a race seat at Haas. I personally also think that team fits Kubica.
Im still baffled about williams situation though. I honestly expected to see an updated package here in spain.
no wonders, but more or less a 'reboot' and a better built car, but things seem far, far from it.