2018 Williams F1 Racing - Mercedes

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No it doesn’t, read it again and if you read the article it makes that abundantly clear. Odd that the click bait is used in the byline..

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I do not know Hungarian to read in original. Google translated version gives exactly such information - rumor stating that Robert Kubica has probably just signed with Williams. Several sources in Poland relayed this rumor, so apparently they got the same impression.
As I said before, I personally treat such news as rather unreliable source of information and posted it just to balance similar story (posted by You) from "opposite camp".

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netoperek wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:12 pm
I do not know Hungarian to read in original. Google translated version gives exactly such information - rumor stating that Robert Kubica has probably just signed with Williams. Several sources in Poland relayed this rumor, so apparently they got the same impression.
As I said before, I personally treat such news as rather unreliable source of information and posted it just to balance similar story (posted by You) from "opposite camp".
I’m not sure what “opposite camp” you are talking about. I have no vested interest in this but obviously you do I’ve noticed. I’m just going on what I’ve heard take it or leave it. :)

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I was not referring to You, sorry if You took it that way. It's uncertain situation and lot of journalists produce their prophecies, of either negative or positive outcome :) I guess we will know soon enough

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No hard feelings my friend

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If Williams take the reported $15mill over Kubica or a different experienced driver then I will have no bad feelings seeing them fall further down the order, Stroll and Sirotkin will be equal weakest driver line up on the grid with Toro Rosso, and behind the Sauber pairing!

dont allow it Frank!


https://www.f1today.net/en/news/f1/2343 ... liams-seat
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https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13352 ... iams-drive

Dreams's over. While many people are still in denial, truth is that when rumors fly out fast like this, it's pretty much decided. Looks like Kubica's not even being considered as a backup option anymore.

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NathanOlder wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:14 pm
If Williams take the reported $15mill over Kubica or a different experienced driver then I will have no bad feelings seeing them fall further down the order, Stroll and Sirotkin will be equal weakest driver line up on the grid with Toro Rosso, and behind the Sauber pairing!

dont allow it Frank!


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Kubica had been favourite to make a sensational return to F1, with the team impressed by his feedback and the way he fitted into the team and built up strong relationships. However, it has emerged that based purely on performance, data suggests Sirotkin is the stronger candidate.

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13352 ... iams-drive

RIP Williams.

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Well Sh**.

Sirotkin isn't terrible, as a team principal I'd happily take his money and put him in the 2nd car, but Sirotkin and Stroll?

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thats the trouble, The pairing. They need 1 solid experienced driver alongside a Stroll OR Sirtotkin.

RIP Williams indeed
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Can't believe Mansell, Prost and Senna were fighting with one another to get a seat at this same team . Call me old school and I'm far from a Ferrari, McLaren or Williams fan but the plight of these three teams really really hurts.

I'm not meaning to hurt the Williams fan, I might be one myself for all I know but I just don't see the passion and ambition in Claire Williams. I think Williams needs someone that feels the history and realises where this team belongs.

People like Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel, Verstappen and Ricciardo will not consider a Williams drive. That is how far down the road Williams have gone.
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I actually think Sirotkin would be no bad choice in terms oft racing driver. But Williams and Strolls shot numerous own goals with the decision not to hire KUB. Maybe it was technically not possible to hire him (insurance, license, FIA whatever liability disability clauses etc. ), but if they did it just forv the money it is really sad. Kvyat, Wehrlein, Rowland are stronger... So I think STR was happy with less Talent, and Williams with more money. Too Bad that Sirotkin will trash his teammate anyway.
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RonDennis wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:21 pm
Kubica had been favourite to make a sensational return to F1, with the team impressed by his feedback and the way he fitted into the team and built up strong relationships. However, it has emerged that based purely on performance, data suggests Sirotkin is the stronger candidate.

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13352 ... iams-drive

RIP Williams.
you read that wrong.
We have a Russian GP, putin wants a Russian driver in F1, there will be the fifa world cup football 2018 in russia.
Also this bloke brings 15 million. Claire needs some $$ on diapers for her newborn kid.

it's sad af but well, if there's any team to expect this from, it's Williams. Sauber doesn't have Kaltenborn anymore (praise the lord though).

Could be worse though. It could have been palmer. #-o
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15 million is a lot of money + Stroll money, maybe it offsets any performance losses without any risk.