Have you considered that Williams' lack of criticism for their driver compared to their driver's criticism of them is a major factor in why people feel that criticism of them is unwarranted? If Robert is making the (unsubstantiated) claims then he should also expect some pushback on that from people who expect more than vague accusations before bashing anyone. In short it's his actions (rather than his driving) that are inviting criticism, whereas Williams haven't done anything visible that would warrant the same.
I don't see how bashing Williams should be more acceptable than bashing Robert and that's a bit of a cop out really. Bottom line is if Robert had kept a dignified silence, as Williams have done, then the majority of comments being directed against him on here wouldn't exist
This is the whole point and the problem. Many here are so sure the claims he is making are unsubstanited because he shows no "hard" proofs about it, yet not having anything to prove there is nothing into it but pretty much the same what people ot the other side, like myself, have - words (from the team), trust (in Willimas in that case) and assumptions.
Me, I see 2 possibilites, either he is saying the truth (well, not directly, but trying to point out some issues), or as many here thinks, he is trying to put the blame for his slowness on the team, and want to make himself look good for the fans and audience. I choose the first option, because for anyone who follows him closer, it is obvious he could not give a bigger **** to what people think of him, so there is no point for him to do that. If he does, he is liar, which he is not in my opinion. Simple as that.
No matter if anyone worked on high level of motorsport or not, it is still the same, he is not inside Williams team at the moment, so has prettymuch the same knowledge about the situation as every other member of the board. Everyone knows how it should work, like MikeF1 pointed out, yes. They should replace suspensions or brake housing every 2-3 races, but what if they do it every 3-5 race? They also should have the car ready for first day of preseason testing, they should have improve from last year, they should have enough spare parts. Well, they were not ready, did not improve, do not have enough spare parts. This is F1, every small thing matters, the smallest lost of the bodywork stiffness can result in drastic balance change.
What is sad, is total, zero, null, nada, benefit of the doubt or even little piece of trust in this guy. Most choose to believe in other posters opinion here instead of listen to the guy for a second who actually is in the team and drive damn thing.
Edited by Krr, 22 October 2019 - 14:45.