I wonder if the people that continue to make excuses for Kubica were fans of the Williams team before he joined. I ask, because the continued attempts to tear down everyone and everything around him at the team is at odds with what long-time fans and non-fans (like myself) understand about the team. Some of us who have been critical of the team's decline in recent history, have never once thought to blame the pit crews, or the team's ability to assemble a car. It's the ability to design a competitive car that I've had issues with. The fact that one specific driver is struggling does not mean the team has lost its rudder in the crew department. It would be like Gasly fans blaming the Red Bull team for incompetence, eventhough we all know that they've been a consistent organization throughout their somewhat brief history. Williams has a much longer track record of consistency to draw from, so Occum's Razor says that the disparagement of the crews' efforts is what is wrong here.
Is this lunacy going to continue for the entire season? Why hasn't poor Pierre been afforded this sort of delusional excuse-making to explain the one-sided drubbing that he's receiving from his teammate? This has to be annoying to long-term Williams fans. More annoying than the continued struggles of the car. Robet's existence with the team will be a momentary blip on the radar, while the sluggish performance of the actual racing package will have been a lasting blight on their otherwise storied history.
I believe it's strictly related to Kubica , not to Williams, maybe not even F1 .
It's gotten much better recently, the man has stepped in a few times, and of course there are the facts .
But as long as Kubica is in F1 , the irrational fan behaviour is likely to continue , I think .
Kimi fans used to be like that, but at least that was about Kimi , who is - well, Kimi .
Edited by hansmann, 11 August 2019 - 20:13.