DK20 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:51 pm
This Kubica positivity is more fairytale than reality. Even Schumacher, when returned after a shorter break than Kubica, failed. And he returned healthy, unlike Kubica.
actually, Schumacher returned with a not-then-mentioned disability - motorical - which was the result of his former motogp racer crash where he fractured his neck, and turns out more happened than just that. It was mentioned after schumacher's ski-ing accident.
after reading about that, i think i understood why Montezemolo said Schumi @ Merc was 'not the same Schumacher'.
actually protecting his legacy and honorable status, imho.
It also shed a whole different light on why Rosberg beat him like he did - not that i think Rosberg is worth squad, he actually beat Hamilton in the WDC and for the full seasons they were together in the team made things very hard for Hamilton, which speaks in Nico's favour.
Nevertheless, i agree the Kubica thread is a positivy thread spiced with a load of fantasy. And i find myself there too, simply because i really do hope it would / will happen. I don't neccesarily believe it'll happen, but i do hope so.
To be honest, Kubica's F1 prospects as far as i'm concerned were guaranteed over when Renault didn't take him. I still believe there is reason they bailed on him, and that is reason enough to assume he'll never be in F1 again.
I think Sainz is absolutely great driver, but i thought higher of Kubica before his accident. Sainz has room to grow, but i guess Kubica hasn't and even then he isn't at Sainz' level it seems, and i think Renault wants to spare both themselves that aswell as Kubica, as sad as that may be.
As for Williams? I would like to see him there, but they'll surely go for Sirotkin money and once again an 'exciting lineup' for 2018, just like they did for 2017 when Massa bailed and that 'exciting combo' would have been Stroll-Bottas
instead it got Stroll-Massa
and it seems now it'll be Stroll-Sirotkin as the new 'exciting' lineup.
Well, it could be worse. They could have signed Palmer