2018 Williams F1 Racing - Mercedes

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It's happening. So far we have positive word from Hughes, Buxton, Chinchero and Benson. I'm sold.

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Polish company PKN Orlen is going to be the team sponsor with Kubica in the 2nd seat!

https://www.rmf24.pl/fakty/news-robert- ... Id,2688188
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They might use their Verva oil line on the car. Here's a Porsche livery with it posted on reddit by crossfiregr1:

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PKN Orlen colors:

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I guess a lot of people are going to be very happy with this. Personally the only feeling I have is indifference. I simply don't think nostalgia warrents a seat in Formula 1.

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ME4ME wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm
I guess a lot of people are going to be very happy with this. Personally the only feeling I have is indifference. I simply don't think nostalgia warrents a seat in Formula 1.
F1 is not just the sport. It is also an entertainment business. His return to F1 has a great influence on the image of the sport and Williams team. Additionally in my opinon he showed in the tests that he is still able to drive F1 car quite fast.

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ME4ME wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm
I guess a lot of people are going to be very happy with this. Personally the only feeling I have is indifference. I simply don't think nostalgia warrents a seat in Formula 1.
You're right, it doesn't, and teams know that better than anyone. The sensible conclusion is that Kubica is not getting a seat just for nostalgia's sake. If Kubica's and Sirotkin's financial backings are unchanged from last year, and there is nothing to suggest that they aren't, it might mean that Williams believe that Kubica overcame the issues he had in last year's Abu Dhabi test.

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Word is Kubica was several grid positions quicker than the current drivers on the simulator. We'll see how that translates to the track.
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dren wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Word is Kubica was several grid positions quicker than the current drivers on the simulator. We'll see how that translates to the track.
Word from who.

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So the official F1 website leaked the news as well.

Go here, play any video, skip to the end, the next video that autoplays is a timeline of Kubica's career ending with him announced as a 2019 driver for Williams.

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THey removed it


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ME4ME wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm
I guess a lot of people are going to be very happy with this. Personally the only feeling I have is indifference. I simply don't think nostalgia warrents a seat in Formula 1.
While Bob doesn't have much experience with the current gen F1 cars, he did drive the big V10's so imo I think he'll do very well. He also had a good rep back in the day for being able to improve his car with quality feedback - I honestly hope this translates to 2019.

Frankly Williams need a quality senior driver to lead the car dev and ground the team and I really hope Bob can deliver this and get the team back to the top half of the grid.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

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dren wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Word is Kubica was several grid positions quicker than the current drivers on the simulator. We'll see how that translates to the track.
I believe that, Massa was way faster than Stroll last year, and it's not like the difference was shrinking as the year went on.
In the final quarter of the year Massa was still beating him by .7s or something in that range.

It should be a much better line up, though i'm not 100% certain Kubica "still got it".

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djos wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:23 pm
ME4ME wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 pm
I guess a lot of people are going to be very happy with this. Personally the only feeling I have is indifference. I simply don't think nostalgia warrents a seat in Formula 1.
While Bob doesn't have much experience with the current gen F1 cars, he did drive the big V10's so imo I think he'll do very well. He also had a good rep back in the day for being able to improve his car with quality feedback - I honestly hope this translates to 2019.

Frankly Williams need a quality senior driver to lead the car dev and ground the team and I really hope Bob can deliver this and get the team back to the top half of the grid.
Yeah, he has been regarded as one of the best if not the best in feedback quality. Probably because he spent more time in the garage than in home since he was a teenager. I like the mixture of experience and youth in Williams lineup. Russel was very very quick in all of his tests and fast adapting, too - so a fierce competition should be on our hands.

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dren wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Word is Kubica was several grid positions quicker than the current drivers on the simulator. We'll see how that translates to the track.
Mark Hughes states that he is quicker. Where he got it... No idea.

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/news ... k-williams
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