Big Tea wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Vasconia wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:00 am
bill shoe wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Hope Kubica takes pride in the fact that when Williams had a chance to score in the wet-ish German GP, he was the Williams driver that had the focus and experience to stay on track and lead the team home to the Championship point. In the long run Russell will be huge, but Kubica beat him when it mattered.
Being able to return to F1 is more than enough to be extremely proud.
I feel he is no longer good enough to be in a top car,
i actually feel there is not enough evidence to remotely support that claim.
Kubica might have raised one to Williams by announcing his departure so early,
or he was 'forced' to leave. But as for Williams, that's a sad bunch of hicks nowadays.
I can't take this team remotely serious by any means.
What i hope to see is Kubica signed to another team where there's more honesty.
Whether that will be Alfa Romeo remains to be seen. Haas is now shut tight.
But i think chances for a 2020 seat for Kubica are very slim.
He might turn up in 2021 somewhere, i'm positive that's where he's aiming at.
That then can be in a variety of places.
Alfa Romeo, AlphaTauri (ToroRosso), Haas, RacingPoint, Panthera F1, there's plenty to go to.
There's goods and bads with all.
Personally i think Haas would be the best choice really. Guaranteed good chassis and parts,
guaranteed decent feedback, and a non-political no bullshit team. I think he'd fit the team well.
Alfa Romeo have my doubts, as they have Kimi and surely will go for a younger gun for the 2nd seat.
AlphaTauri has a question mark because of RB's normal conduct with junior programmes, but they might
start changing that. I don't think Kubica fits that team though.
Racing Point would be interesting but i think would not be all too different from Wiliams in some levels,
so possibly best to avoid unless Stroll no longer is a driver there.
Panthera F1 would be interesting, his expertise would be valuable, he would be able to shape his own 'world',
and it would be a fresh start. Still has it's risks being a new team with possibly not too much financial room.
Panthera with Renault engines - perhaps even branded as Nissan or Infinity - would be interesting and an indirect 'return' to Kubica's Renault ties. That would furhter positively influence Kubica's chances.
It stands to reason that Panthera would be some sort of Renault B-team, using the Haas concept as announced, but instead of Ferrari parts using Renault parts. Would be a cheap solution and a decent base.
But i'm steering quite off from the Williams team.