The Friday practice practice for
the 2019 Australian Grand Prix would see ROKiT Williams driver Robert Kubica
when interviewed after the final session would highlight the fact that his
session was compromised by the fact that his car had sustained damage during
the session and that a shortage of spares would see him having to limit his
use of the kerbs
Kubica said he struggled for
"overall grip" and that he believed that damage to his floor was hindering
his running. It is understood that the team will be able to resolve the
Robert would say: "Unfortunately second practice was quite a lot of
compromises with some damage."
"It wasn't a great afternoon. This morning we struggled quite a lot with
"It's already difficult when it's running smooth."
He added: "We have to stay away from kerbs, so it is not easy. Especially
when you are fighting to stay on track.
"But yeah, the positive thing is the afternoon felt better.
"Unfortunately it was quite compromised with what is happening."
"The car is difficult to drive and if you face other damages it's even more
difficult," he said.
Kubica spoke of how little the team understood the FW42 with the
difficulties with the car in preseason testing and this made a difficult
Friday even harder.
Robert said: "We knew Australia is more bumpy and the circuit is completely
different to Barcelona."
"This afternoon was slightly better, the feeling improved and the
temperature did help us a bit.
Robert was asked if the issue was in part the car as well himself
struggling. Robert responded by saying: "Well now you are going too much
into the details, but if I tell you we are struggling to stay on track it
means the balance is not great.
"But it's not a question of balance, it's a question of overall grip we are