Robert Kubica: We are a bit out of luck

Robert Kubica: We are a bit out of luck

September 2, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The route to the Spa is completely unsuitable for Williams cars, so the team knew from the very beginning that the race would be difficult for them. Nevertheless, they managed to win back several positions thanks to gatherings and problems with rivals.

Claire Williams, deputy team leader: “A very difficult weekend for everyone in the Spa after the tragic death of Antoine Hubert. Today we performed in honor of Antoine, a young talent who left us too quickly. From all of us at Williams Racing, we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Antoine Hubert. ”

Dave Robson, chief racing engineer: “Both riders drove a good race with one pit stop and finished without damaging the car. Thanks to Raikkonen’s contact at the beginning of the race, we were able to compete with him, and George managed to get ahead of him.

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Unfortunately, the blue flags shown because of Vettel did not allow Robert to stay ahead, despite the fact that the pace was enough for this. However, in general, the car is not too suitable for the track in the spa and fight on long lines.

Next week we will go to Monza for the last European race of the season, and for this weekend we will use the same approach as always, but try to take into account what we learned here. “Our thoughts remain with the family, friends and colleagues of Antoine Hubert, and we congratulate Charles on his first victory in Formula 1”.

George Russell (15th): “A tough day after the terrible news. Antoine was a really great guy, and I hope that he would feel a sense of pride, since we spoke in his honor.

I didn’t start in the best way, I was forced out, and then I saw that Raikkonen’s car flew into the air and debris flew around. I turned onto the emergency lane, then returned right behind Verstappen, who was driving slowly, so I lost a lot of positions. In general, during the race I basically drove alone.

We knew that this would be the hardest race for our team. The next weekend you need to start all over again, fight and see what we can achieve. “

Robert Kubica (17th): “Because of the incident yesterday, we had to start from the pit lane. Perhaps this even gave us some advantage, since the weather was cooler and the temperature of the tires turned out to be much higher, but because of the safety car, we could not benefit from it.

The pace was not the worst, although at the beginning of the race tires Medium wore out. Then the situation stabilized, and I managed to add. In the final segment, we switched to Soft, and I managed to keep Raikkonen behind, but we were a little unlucky when Vettel overtook me in a circle. Kimi ended up in the DRS zone, and since the Alfa Romeo was almost 20 km / h faster than direct lines, he easily overtook me. ”