As the Williams Racing team moves closer to the launch of their 2019 challenger the FW42 the Polish Orlen company took part in a press conference at Warsaw where the companies partnership with Williams was formally announced. Present were representatives from the Orlen company as well as Robert Kubica.
hopes for 2019 from Kubica and Orlen
As the Williams
Racing team moves closer to the launch of their 2019 challenger the FW42 the
Polish Orlen company took part in a press conference at Warsaw where the
companies partnership with Williams was formally announced. Present were
representatives from the Orlen company as well as Robert Kubica.
Orlen CEO Daniel
Obaitek spoke of the partnership with Williams by saying: “It’s a two-year
contract, but as the company is now engaged it has higher hopes from Formula
“It’s an investment which has to last. For sure this contract makes business
sense and will have business effects.”
He also stated that he felt that the sponsorship deal guaranteed promotion
of Orlen products by Williams.
“We have to build or brand recognition, like other companies do. We would
generally like to be a better recognised brand beyond the borders of our
country. Our research shows that our recognisability is definitely lower
than other companies and through this contract we’re building that
Williams driver Robert Kubica spoke of how he felt that the Williams team
had learnt from its mistakes and will be "back on track" in 2019. This was
after having its worst year in 2018 where the team had fallen to last in the
2018 Constructors' Championship
But in 2019 Williams will start the season with a new line-up of Kubica and
reigning Formula 2 champion George Russell.
Despite the struggles of recent years Kubica is confident the team will turn
things around this year and hopes that his part in his role as full-time
driver will assist in this process.
Robert spoke of the situatio9n at Williams by saying: "The situation of
Williams is not easy. I’m very cautious and realistic. In winter every team
is building a new car. We are also building a new car, we're finishing its
production [as we speak].
"The design of the car is very important and it’s very difficult to make up
[for a bad car]. The team has drawn conclusions from its mistakes last year,
so I think that's going to make things easier for us.
Robert added: "In terms my co-operation and my technical contribution to the
team, I'll do my best to put my best foot forward. But I’m not designing the
car, I’m not going to produce parts for it. What I can do is give the right
feedback, guidelines, that's what I'm going to offer. And I’m sure the team
up at Williams will be able to, step by step, put Williams back on track.
"But only in Barcelona will we know how strong we are, it’s really the
watershed moment of the season."
competition of the Orlen event Robert will return tio the Williams factory
where he will join engineers who are working on the new car. From there the
Williams team will move to the Circuit de Cataluña for pre-season testing
running on February 18-21 and February 26-March 1.
High hopes for 2019 from Kubica and Orlen
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Date: 31/01/2019 12:35
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