German GP: ROKiT Williams survives difficult race


By Williams Racing
July 29 2019

The ROKiT Williasm team would see their drivers finish the 2019 German GP in 12th and 13th positions with Robert Kubica leading home team-mate George Russell. The race was run under difficult conditions with rain falling at the start followed by a drying tarck and then more rain following this. In total the team would see their drivers pit five times during the race to switch tyres with both drivers using the wet, intermediate and dry tyre during the race. The race wiould also see the Safety Car make an appearance as several drivers would crash during the race.

 
  ROKiT Williams Racing German GP Race Review
 
Russell
 
Race Notes
ē Robert Kubica finished 12th and George Russell 13th in the German Grand Prix
ē The Pole started 18th on the full wet Pirelli tyre, with George 17th on the grid, also on full wets
ē In changeable conditions both drivers made five pit stops, using multiple sets of the intermediate tyre before stopping twice near the end for the soft compound dry tyre
Kubica 
Robert Kubica:
"It was a crazy race today and track conditions were very slippery. I managed to bring the car home with no mistakes which is the most important thing. Although racing in wet and changeable conditions isnít new for me, itís been nine years since I last experienced it in a Formula One car and it certainly refreshed my memory."
Kubica
 
Russell George Russell:
"It was extremely challenging. It wasnít ideal conditions for anyone out there and it was a long race. We should have taken slicks under the penultimate safety car, but I think we took the conservative approach when we should have maybe rolled the dice. There were 13 or 14 other drivers on the grid who didnít do that so itís not exactly that we made the wrong call, but we had the opportunity to make the right call. We kept it on the black stuff when a lot of people didnít, and it was the best result of the year. It seems okay but there was a chance for more."
George Robson Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer:
"The wet conditions made for a hectic and unpredictable race but gave our drivers a chance to try the 2019 Pirelli wet and intermediate tyres in anger for the first time. At times the conditions were difficult to judge, especially when it became tempting to fit the slick tyres, however, both drivers made sensible decisions and did well to stay on track. The race team delivered some more excellent pitstops helping us gain a couple of places in the pitlane. The engineers and strategists worked well together in difficult circumstances and delivered a very solid performance.

As this is a back-to-back race, we donít have long to prepare the cars for Hungary and so we head back to the UK for a couple of days to review this weekend, analyse the last of the data from Fridayís running and finalise the plan for FP1 in Budapest."
 
Kubica
 

Track Hockenheimring, Germany
Lap Length 4.574 km / 2.842 miles

Weather: Warm and Mixed
Air: 21-22įC Track: 25-27įC

POS

DRIVER

TEAM

Time (Fastest Lap)

Grid

1

M Verstappen Red Bull 1:44.31 (1:16.645)

2

2 S Vettel Ferrari + 7.333 (1:16.794) 20
3 C Leclerc Toro Rosso + 8.305 (1:17.708) 14
         
12 R KUBICA ROKiT Williams Martini + 24.987 (1:19.563) 18
13 G RUSSELL ROKiT Williams Martini + 26.404 (1:19.300) 17
 
Russell
 

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German GP: ROKiT Williams survives difficult race
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Date: 29/07/2019 09:15

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