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Williams: Drivers, management and other folks at Grove 2019


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#4501 V8 Fireworks

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Posted Yesterday, 07:48

Do not know if it is bad or good. But at least we can watch Kubicas a few next races without those emotions about should he or should not stay at Williams. 

 

FORZA ROBERT!

 

Why doesn't Kubica pick up an Indycar drive?  He would be very welcome there.  :up:



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#4502 PayasYouRace

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Posted Yesterday, 07:51

Why doesn't Kubica pick up an Indycar drive?  He would be very welcome there.  :up:

 

Maybe the lack of power steering.



#4503 shure

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Posted Yesterday, 08:27

That's put a stop on Red Bull or McLaren asking for a Mercedes engine for the next 6 years.

On current evidence Red BUll asking for Merc engines won't be on the cards anyway.  They will never go back to customer status while a works deal is on the cards



#4504 GarilNarbe

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Posted Yesterday, 09:54

Why doesn't Kubica pick up an Indycar drive?  He would be very welcome there.  :up:

 

If he would have to go out from F1 he would go to WRC2 probably... but there is still an option to stay in F1 as 3rd driver or HAAS 2nd.



#4505 DutchQuicksilver

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Posted Yesterday, 10:21

If he would have to go out from F1 he would go to WRC2 probably... but there is still an option to stay in F1 as 3rd driver or HAAS 2nd.

2nd driver at Haas? Did I miss something?

#4506 statman

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Posted Yesterday, 10:58

2nd driver at Haas? Did I miss something?

 

you didn't miss anything, it's just wishful thinking



#4507 Clatter

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Posted Yesterday, 12:01

If he would have to go out from F1 he would go to WRC2 probably... but there is still an option to stay in F1 as 3rd driver or HAAS 2nd.

You make it sound like he holds all the cards, but there is only an option if a team offers him something.

#4508 Izzyeviel

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Posted Yesterday, 13:08

2nd driver at Haas? Did I miss something?

makes sense. Haas gets the polish bucks, and you can't crash into your teammate if hes a mile behind you. 



#4509 BRG

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Posted Yesterday, 15:15

It seems you are saying Williams should wait for a works engine deal to boost them as it did in the past.  

:confused:   I am totally bemused as to how you manage to infer that from a post which merely commented that pride and stubbornness may be virtues for racers!

 

Really?...

Maybe. 

 

Do you know if the Williams transmission is inferior to the Merc one?  And if so, perhaps you can elucidate for the rest of us just how much of a difference there is?  And do you know whether it is cheaper to make your own (bearing in mind that they have been doing that for years so have a lot of expertise and investment in it) than to buy one off the shelf?  Is Merc selling them at Lidl prices?  Please provide us with the figures so that we can all know.



#4510 Sid04

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Posted Yesterday, 15:28

makes sense. Haas gets the polish bucks, and you can't crash into your teammate if hes a mile behind you.


Haas is a point scoring team..why would they opt for a guy who is lacking very evidently in terms of speed..

#4511 Izzyeviel

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Posted Yesterday, 15:54

Haas is a point scoring team..why would they opt for a guy who is lacking very evidently in terms of speed..

Money and the knowledge its one less car for kmag to crash into which scores them more points and saves them cash. (I'm joking    ;) )



#4512 Murdoch

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Posted Yesterday, 21:05

Why doesn't Kubica pick up an Indycar drive?  He would be very welcome there.  :up:

 

Because they tend to turn left?



#4513 Marklar

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Posted Yesterday, 21:27

:confused: I am totally bemused as to how you manage to infer that from a post which merely commented that pride and stubbornness may be virtues for racers!

Maybe.

Do you know if the Williams transmission is inferior to the Merc one? And if so, perhaps you can elucidate for the rest of us just how much of a difference there is? And do you know whether it is cheaper to make your own (bearing in mind that they have been doing that for years so have a lot of expertise and investment in it) than to buy one off the shelf? Is Merc selling them at Lidl prices? Please provide us with the figures so that we can all know.

There were rumours thag they would be over a second quicker if they would use the Mercedes transmission.

Also making your own is most likely not cheaper from what I'vd heard. It's pure stubborness IMO.

#4514 RacingGreen

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Posted Yesterday, 23:39

There were rumours thag they would be over a second quicker if they would use the Mercedes transmission.

Also making your own is most likely not cheaper from what I'vd heard. It's pure stubborness IMO.

 

and presumably if the just bought a complete Mercedes off the shelf they would be even quicker than that, but luckily there is still a place for some independant engineering in F1 and a few people left who see the merit in that.


Edited by RacingGreen, Yesterday, 23:39.


#4515 Paco

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Posted Today, 01:46

Thankfully there is some independence and teams trying build their own stuff.. otherwise it will be a spec series or a only big manufacturers can win... at least someone is trying to do something on the their own..

#4516 SenorSjon

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Posted Today, 07:56

Why doesn't Kubica pick up an Indycar drive?  He would be very welcome there.  :up:

 

Why? He is slower by a big margin.



#4517 shure

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Posted Today, 08:10

Why? He is slower by a big margin.

Doesn't necessarily mean he'll be slower in every series



#4518 SenorSjon

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Posted Today, 09:12

No, but considering the speeds in Indycar, it isn't exactly a retirement home.



#4519 flingsofdeon

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Posted Today, 09:33

Kubica looking at Audi in the DTM according to this site.