Well, It's useless to cry about the drivers since FW obviously ain't going to introduce any changes to the line-up. IMHO the half season point was the best time to get rid of Senna and put Bottass in the car. But as we can see, Williams is stuck with the pair who seldomly bring big points in a good car.
It's also useless to talk where would the car be in e.g. Alonso's hands. While I'm sure that Williams would be amongst the top 4, they couldn't have made the car as it is without funds.
Also, I think the car isn't any faster than it seems. I would rate Pastor amongst top 5 (or maybe even top 3) fastest drivers over a single lap. The lap he pulled on saturday's Q3 wasn't a small feat. And when he puts it together with a clean race (which happens almost never) he can win. I think Rubens, Hulk and Sutil are all slower drivers than Pastor, but they are more consistent, as they could bring the car safely to the end of the race. But I also think that any of said drivers wouldn't win in this years Williams. Maybe Alonso, Hamilton and Kimi would be able to win, but they are unacessible to Williams ATM.
With one driver so fast and unreliable like Pastor, it is importand that the team has a decent second driver, which can bring decent amount of points regurarly. Bruno Senna isn't that driver. Senna has proven that he is slow, or that Pastor makes him look slow. Either way, he was a bad pick from Williams, and I think they would be better off with Bottas. Infact, if Bottas was driving this season Williams would be in much better shape, and would have more perspective for 2013 (as in Bottass wouldn't be a rookie).
Edited by joora, 05 September 2012 - 07:49.