Japanese GP: Another difficult race for ROKiT Williams
The results of the 2019 Japanese GP would see the ROKiT Williams drivers finish well down the order in 18th and 19th with George Russell leading hom team-mate Robert Kubica. Both drivers would be lapped in what George would descibe as one of his worst races. The team would be able to repair Robert's car after his qualifying accident and he would start from the pit lane. Both drivers would complete the race without incident but simply lacked pace producing the total expected result.
Japanese GP: Mixed qualifying fro ROKiT Williams
Qualifying for the 2019 Japoanese GP would be run on Sunday morning and for the ROKiT Williams team it would be a session that would produce such mixed result. George Russell would put in a time that would see him finish in 18th after an encouraging performance which saw him finish closer to the top fifteen than in recent races. But for team-mate Robert Kubica his session would see him crash as he started his flying lap going into the barrier at the final corner as he turned in to start the run down the main straight. His car would be badly damaged and with the race just a few hours away there was questions as to whether the team can repair his car, which would require a chassis change.
Japanese GP: ROKiT Williams continues evaluations in FP2
The second Friday practice session for the 2019 Japanese GP would see the ROKiT Willaims team continue their evaluations of their new front wing. Due to the change in timetable for the Japanese event due to the typhoon this second was busier than normal with the team working through data collection as well as quicker runs. The team would come away from the session with some useful data for Sunday. As far as the results were Robert Kubica would finish ahead of heam-mate George Russell but the pair were slowest overall.
Japanese GP: FP1 sees ROKiT Williams evaluate new parts
The opening Friday practice session for the 2019 Japanese GP would see the ROKiT Williams Team focus their time on the evaluation of a new front wing. Both drivers Robert Kubica and George Russell would run the new wing as they completed several runs on the soft tyre. The pair would finish in 18th and 19th. George's car would be seen with flow viz covering the whole front of the car as the team tried to understand the new front wing. The sessions importance became apparaent after it was announced that there would be no Saturday running due to the presence of a typhoon in the area.
Japanese GP: ROKiT Williams Grand Prix Preview
After the back to back races of Singapore & Russia the ROKiT Williams Team again faces another fly away race this time the 2019 Japanese GP. The race is held at the famous Suzuka circuit and is a favourite amongst the teams and drivers. For George Russell and Robert Kubica this race is one that they are looking forward to. For the team this race will see them continue with their development of their 2020 car with the team bringing development parts including a new front wing and if the team finds them useful they will run them over the weekend. After the quite public difficulties of the Russian GP the team is ready to continue with their drive to end the season on a posiitve note.
Russian GP: Double DNF for ROKiT Williams
For the first time in 2019 the ROKiT Williams team would see a double DNF in the 2019 Russian GP. George Russell would retire after crashing after a failure on his car that saw the front left wheel lockup ending up seeing him crashing into the barrier. For Robert Kubica his retirement from the race would be the centre of much comment as the team would retire his car on the basis of what was found out later to be a desire to conserve parts on his car. There was discuission after the race as to whether this meant parts relating to the chassis or the engine. Regardless of the circumstances it was a difficult race for the team as they continue with their frustrating 2019 season.
Russian GP: ROKiT Williams difficult Qualifying
Qualifying for the 2019 Russian GP would see the ROKiT Williams Team continue their difficult weekend. Neither driver would make it past the opening periood with George Russell and Robert Kubica finishing in 17th and 19th. George and Robert would have several runs on the soft tyre but such is the lack of pace that even George was a considerable margin from the car in front. Robert would have a moment running wide after a brake lockup . Robert will have to take a penalty for his emgine change so his finishing place in qualifying really did not see his position change very much.
Russian GP: Another struggle in FP3 for ROKiT Williams
The final practice session for the 2019 Russian GP would again prove to be a struggle for the ROKiT Williams team with their drivers down in 18th & 20th. George Russell was again ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica. The session would see both drivers focus on the soft tyre but George did have one run on the medium tyre. As for qualifying the prospects for the Williams team was such that based on their practice times it was not looking like they had any real chance of making it past the first period. The gap between the Williams drivers was at 0.9s so Robert was still struggling for pace compared to his team-mate.
Russian GP: No real change in FP2 for ROKiT Williams
The results of the second Friday practice session for the 2019 Russian GP would see very little change take place for the ROKiT Williams team over the earlier session. George Russell and Robert Kubica were again slowest but this session would see Robert an increased margin behind his team-mate after their soft tyre runs. Both drivers would complete longer runs late in the session with George focusing on the medium tyre and Robert the soft and the hard.
Russian GP: Situation normal for ROKiT Williams FP1
The opening Fruiday practice session for the 2019 Russian GP was one of it been very much situation normal for the ROKiT Williams Team with both drivers finishing at the bottom of the session times. George Russell would finish in 18th and Robert Kubica 20th. Both drivers would focus on soft tyre runs during the session with both drivers having minor moments out on the track. George would suffer a brake lockup seeing him run wide while Robert would have a very slow speed spin but was able to continue.