2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Webber2011 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:19 am

bill shoe wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:29 pm
Heads Up-- Netflix recently added the movie "Williams" to its streaming selection, at least in the U.S.

Great movie. Goes into F1, Frank, and family issues within the last "owner/operator" team in F1.
Thanks heaps for the heads up mate, I'm just starting to watch it now =D>

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by adrianjordan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:58 am

On Netflix UK as well.
In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by kptaylor » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:05 pm

Kubica to drive Williams '17 car in Abu Dhabi Pirelli tire test. One of the two days will be KUB no mention of who for the other day.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubi ... st-977157/

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Carinni » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:17 am

kptaylor wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Kubica to drive Williams '17 car in Abu Dhabi Pirelli tire test. One of the two days will be KUB no mention of who for the other day.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/kubi ... st-977157/
Kubica abandoned by Renault
Kyavt by Toro Rosso
Wlr by Sauber
Dir is a reserve driver for two years

All of them have been driving the 2017 spec car except Kubica and we knew the results. Is such test meaningful? No matter who will take the seat, sure will be a below par driver

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by FrukostScones » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:09 pm

great race by MAS.
Game Over! NVWSSV is here.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by ME4ME » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm

Embarrassing weekend by Stroll.

Personally (and ive been of this opinion all season, not just after the last race) i think Stroll isnt good enough to race in F1.

Williams have put themselves in a pretty though situation. They desperately need talent.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Sevach » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:59 am

Well 5th in the constructors is all but guaranteed, yay!!!!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by WaikeCU » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:35 am

ME4ME wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Embarrassing weekend by Stroll.

Personally (and ive been of this opinion all season, not just after the last race) i think Stroll isnt good enough to race in F1.

Williams have put themselves in a pretty though situation. They desperately need talent.
I do think Kvyat has the raw speed. He just needs his confidence back that's all.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Sevach » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:47 am

WaikeCU wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:35 am
ME4ME wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Embarrassing weekend by Stroll.

Personally (and ive been of this opinion all season, not just after the last race) i think Stroll isnt good enough to race in F1.

Williams have put themselves in a pretty though situation. They desperately need talent.
I do think Kvyat has the raw speed. He just needs his confidence back that's all.
Williams needs someone who is consistent on the other car, that's not Kvyat no matter his potential.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by roger.diniz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Brazilian press is saying Kubica has signed with Williams to replace Massa next season. They say it's only a matter of time for the official announcement, and there are only some sponsorship details to settle.

www.diariomotorsport.com.br/urgente-rob ... s-em-2018/

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by bill shoe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:48 pm

Sign Kubica as regular driver then sign Kvyat as backup.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by dren » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:41 pm

The rumors are growing that Kubica will be in the Williams.

Villeneuve always has some comical comments. He said all Stroll needs is a slower teammate! Embarrassing performance in Brazil.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by santos » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:07 pm

Well, there is a lot of expectation from the fans to see Kubica returning to F1. For Williams that could bring them a lot of interess from sponsorship. If he is going to deliver the performance that once had? I have my doubts.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by kptaylor » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Regardless the car will garner a LOT of television airplay regardless of his level of performance. Having Kubica drive will allow Williams to monetize that quite a bit better than having Kvyat or DiResta or Wehrlein driving.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by dren » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:06 pm

Kubica could drive with one foot on the wheel and the other on the pedals and beat Stroll.
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