Andy_Bangle

F1 2018 Drivers list

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On 13/12/2017 at 9:48 AM, Andy_Bangle said:

Planet F1 reports that Williams has set its sights on Sergey Sirotkin to fill the vacant seat left behind by Felipe Massa. While Kubica reportedly impressed during the two-day Pirelli tire test, Sirotkin was also fast and brings with him significant sponsorship backing of roughly $15 million a year.

A deal with Sirotkin has yet to be reached and even if one can’t be reached, Kubica won’t be the back-up for Williams. Instead, axed Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is said to be the team’s second choice.

 

Sirotkin confirmed at Williams.

Robert Kubica gets a role as Reserve and development driver at Williams - PDR goes back to boring us on TV.

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See how fast he is and if it was a move for money or genuine talent, Kubica would have been a fans choice but not sure he would really have what it takes after so long out and with his various unfortunate issues. 

 

 

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The Frank Williams Story is an excellent film/documentary in which Claire Williams is exceptional.  It explains why they've made the decision they have too.  On their budget, that incoming sponsorship makes a huge difference.

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Sirotkin is a very decent racing driver.  He has won in every single seater catagory he has competed in and his last full time GP2 season (2016) saw him finish 3rd behind the two dominant Prema cars.  He did a one off appearance at the Monaco  F2 race and scored two good points finishes this year.  Not an easy thing to do.   

 

I think he will suprise afew people this year.  His pace in the Abu Dhabi test was as much a factor in his selection, as the big sack of Rubles. 

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