graham.reeds wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:31 am
I am asking about 1 specific corner on one specific track which is taken 1 handed and that is with his right (the damaged) arm/hand.
That is my question.
Kubica had few chances to try himself in F1 before. None of the teams would dismiss a chance to at least give a proving grounds (like testing day) to a guy with such story AND that happened to be the only guy that Hamilton or Rosberg for instance admitted has been beaten by fair and square. He refused those chances, because he felt he could only go 99% and thats not enough for him. It took him so long, because he's not the opportunist type, he's perfectionist. Once the Renault mechanic who was working with Robert on his test day, said that they obviously have done full physical and were completely blown away with the results. Roberts left hand had 35% better scores than the highest they have ever seen. His left hand alone scored better than both hand combined for an average driver! His right hand has enough power in it to steer on its own, its just not as good at rotating in elbow and finger movement precision. There were some concerns before the first official test, that Kubica would not meet the strict time constrains in emergency exit tests. He broke the record. He has completed 3 race distances on of his test days and still there are people doubting he can make a full race. I know that not everyone has to be following his career, but it would be nice not pass the judgement without any insight and just give the man a chance.
There has been an interview once, where someone from Williams admited that meaningful steps forward in development were done weeks after Barcelona, Austria, Pirelli day and Hungary. Guess were Robert drove.
As to paydriver tag - Sirotkin doubled whatever Robert had in sponsorship and they still took Kubica.