Kubica a great Williams team member
The 2018 Formula One season would see Robert Kubica take on the role of reserve driver as well as having several Friday practice sessions in the car. But 2019 now sees Robert take on the role as full time driver for the Williams team. With the arrival of Robert at the Williams team as a full time driver Chief Technical Officer Paddy Lowe has spoken of the impact that Robert's arrival has had on the Williams team.
Russell keen to compete against Kubica
The Williams team sees George Russell partnered by Robert Kubica for the 2019 F1 season. George has spoken of his desire to not only compete against Robert but also to return the Williams team to higher up the championship after a 2018 season that saw them finish last. George has the belief that both he and Robert can become a very strong driver pairing and as a result he will be able to be able to compare his talents against his more experienced team-mate, even if the last time that Robert raced was many years ago.
Williams working on changing their fortunes
Coming off an extremely difficult 2018 Formula One season the Williams team has been working on turning their fortunes around with the most notable been the signing of Robert Kubica and George Russell to head their driver line-up in 2019. The person, who most of the challenge of ensuring an improved 2019, is Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe and in recent interviews he has made it clear that he feels that the team has already turned around their fortunes.
Williams announce partnership with PKN ORLEN
Williams Racing today announced a partnership with PKN ORLEN, a leading player in the fuels and energy market. PKN ORLEN a petrochemical business is present in over 90 countries, spread across six continents. PKN ORLEN will have branding on the rear wing, nose, intake system and both mirrors of the FW42. In addition, their logo will appear on the drivers’ helmets, driver and mechanics overalls and on team kit.
Abu Dhabi Pirelli Test 28:11:2018 Day Two
The Williams team would complete their second and final day of testing at the Abu Dhabi as part of Pirelli's testing of their 2019 tyres. Again both Robert Kubica and George Russell would take part with Robert running in the morning and George in the afternoon. The team would spend the day carrying out runs on the 2019 tyres without doing any comparisons with the 2018 tyres. Performance was not a focus but the times would see the Williams drivers finish the day in 7th and 10th.
Abu Dhabi Pirelli Test 27:11:2018 Day One
The opening day of the Pirelli post season tyre test at the Abu Dhabi circuit would see both 2019 Williams drivers take part with George Russell running in the morning and Robert Kubica in the afternoon.
Abu Dhabi GP: Another tough race for Williams to end season
The final race of the 2018 Formula One season would see the Williams Martini team complete another tough race with neither driver scoring points. Despite seeing Lance Stroll finishing in 13th and Sergey Sirotkin 15th it was another race that saw both drivers lack the pace hindering them even to be close to scoring points. Both drivers would benefit more from the retirements of others in front of them to give them the positions they achieved in the race. Not a race to remember as the season comes to a close for the Williams team.
Abu Dhabi GP: Disappointing final qualifying for Williams
The results of qualifying for the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP did not produce any surprise reults for the Williams Martini team with their drivers finishing in a disappointing 19th and 20th. Sergey Sirotkin would finish ahead of his team-mate Lance Stroll but for the pair it was a tough time with both drivers coming away very frustrated with how the session turned out. Now as for Sundays race, a race that will be the last at Williams for both drivers, it will be more of the same based on the lack of pace in the sessions leading up to the race.
Abu Dhabi GP: More of the same for Williams Martini in FP3
The final practice session of the 2018 Formula One season at the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP would see the Williams Martini team continue to struggle with both drivers finishing near the bottom of the times. Lance Stroll would set a time that would see him move into 10th but as the session progressed he would drop to 18th. For team-mate Sergey Sirotkin his session would see him struggle to get a time that would see him move off the bottom of the order finishing in 20th. Qualifying is likely to see more of the same.
Abu Dhabi GP: FP2 sees Williams Martini slowest
In what was a continuation of their difficult season the Williams Martini team would see their drivers slowest in the seconbd Friday practice session for the 2018 Abu Dhabi GP. The results would see Lance Stroll finishing in 19th and team-mate Sergey Sirotkin slowest in 20th. Both drivers would set their quickest times using the hypersoft tyre followed then by split tyre evaluations using the soft and ultrasoft tyre. Based on these results it would appear that the rest of the weekend is going to be a very difficult on for the Williams team.