Claire is just as incompetent as Monisha. The difference is that Claire is 'family' and 'inherited' the position, so it's a bit different and more difficult to ditch her.bill shoe wrote: ↑Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:46 pmSo Williams retires Kubica from Russian GP, to essentially save money. There was no real safety issue, and given Kubica's 100% finish record there was no unusual or unreasonable risk of him having a major accident that writes off lots of parts.
Now his sponsor is asking: If we bought Kubica a seat fair and square and we've paid our bills, then can Williams just choose to withdraw him in the middle of a race to save their money? Are Williams then fulfilling the contract? Seems fair question.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/spon ... t/4551931/
Keeping an F1 team running through bad times is an ugly process. Remember Kaltenborn at Sauber and her 3 contracted race drivers?-- Bluntly unfair and unethical in the short term, but realistically kept Sauber going in the long term.
The sponsors are right and i'm happy it gets adressed. Just more incompentance of Claire to have this happen. It's like the team is run by a pack of total incompetent people who have no idea how to run an f1 team and simply put something together which they don't understand. I'm baffled this is possible with a team which was at one point such a 'giant'.
I'd be curious to see just how far Orlen is gonna take this, perhaps demand some funds back or if funds roll in in monthly wages, they'll simply pay less for what happened in Sochi.
It actually might especially hurt Orlen more that it happened, from all tracks, in Sochi, as though Orlen is of Polish nature, there is no Polish GP and i wonder just how much business and revenue Orlen gets from 'soviet' Russia.