Scorpaguy wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Mr Brooksy wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:20 am
The only thing I'm really interested in with this story is how much daddy is paying for the seat.
The other thing I am interested in is if Williams suffers from such a young line-up. I agree that Kub was not the answer (for a number of reasons debated elsewhere), but this team seems in desperate need of so many things related to experience and general F1 race team wisdom. CW talks about Lat "ticking all the boxes"....other than cash I do not see his "box ticking" qualities.
He evidently has a fair turn of speed, enough to win several races in a pretty competitive season. Regarding the 'young lineup', I believe Latifi actually has rather more experience of recent F1 cars (and teams) than Kubica did, as he'd been test/reserve driver with Renault and Force India, and that all has to help. F2 graduates seem to do well in F1 at the moment, with a very few obvious exceptions, and I dare say a lot of that is down to experience with the Pirellis - which Kubica just did not have. So yes, not the most experienced lineup but not completely lacking in relevant experience. Latifi seems to have gelled well with the team during his FP1s/tests, and by all accounts impressed them with his feedback, while being very team-focussed and loyal about it. So all in all I'd say he's about the perfect partner to Russell.
This was interesting in the F1.com analysis: "It would be remiss not to mention that Latifi also comes with financial backing. It is believed this was not a requirement to land the seat, the team aided by an increased investment by title sponsor Rokit ahead of next year that helps offset the loss of Orlen, who depart with Kubica. However, in the fight to haul themselves back into the midfield, the added cash will be a welcome boost."
https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/arti ... xJyb0.html