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Options for Kubica: Williams Car or Ferrari Simulator?

Ferrari as an option for Kubica
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W illiams still has a cockpit to assign . The first went to the budding Formula 2 champion George Russell. The 20-year-old Englishman signed a multi-year contract with the British racing team before the US GP. Since then, the lanky Mercedes junior has been walking through the paddock in a Williams uniform.

There is a list of four to five candidates for the second car. Esteban Ocon, Robert Kubica, Sergey Sirotkin, Nyck de Vries and allegedly Esteban Gutierrez should stand on it. Team boss Claire Williams has made it clear that she is looking for funding for the second cockpit.

Ocon cannot bring anything personally. Mercedes would have to grant a significant discount on the engine. Toto Wolff sees the chances of this as rather slim. “The decision is not in our hands. We are also preparing for a year without a race. In 2020 Esteban will be back in a good car. There are many good options. “

Neither stopgap nor paydriver

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In Singapore, Kubica last slipped into Williams overalls.

Robert Kubica spent a year at Williams as a test driver, simulator driver, observer and feedback provider for the engineers at Williams. Now the 33-year-old Pole would like to take the next step. “It would be nice to be able to race next year. But the comeback has to go well. I don't want to force anything. It should be the reward for a long journey. The environment and the people I work with have to be right. '

Kubica does not only apply this requirement to Formula 1.' I am not ruling out the possibility of racing next year, but neither that I'm doing something else. AndI am confident that in one way or another I will find something that fills me and that I like. Even outside of Formula 1. “

The man from Krakow, who has gone through so many tough times, doesn't want to be a stopgap or a paydriver who is only taken for the money. “It's no secret that Williams is looking for partners to fill Lance's seat. With George Russell they landed a good litter. It now depends on what Williams asks the second driver to do. I can only help you if you have the same goal as me. It has to fulfill what I can offer you. ”

Dream of testing in red overalls

According to Kubica's taste, this decision should have been made long ago. “We're running late. I would have loved to know yesterday. I expect clarity in less than two weeks. ”Claire Williams sounded different recently. She is looking for donors, and that could take time. It's important to find the best solution for the team.

Kubica may not be able to wait that long. The 2008 Montreal winner has options. And one should be a job as a test and simulator driver at Ferrari. Kubica laughs meaningfully: “Maybe. I look around and there are discussions. ”

Then the thoroughbred racing driver, who was torn from his career by a serious rally accident in February 2011, reveals:“ If there is a chance, even if only for Wearing red overalls for a short test would make one of the greatest dreams of my life come true. I've been close before but didn't get there because of my rally accident. I'm not saying it will happen, but if there is a chance I'll definitely think about it. ”


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