Yep. to all of the team actually. I like Williams a lot specially the time when Massa was there. After Clair, all loose broke Hell !
You and I have discussed his (then) possible return endlessly on another forum, and you may recall how aggressively with overtones of nastiness his starch supporters came out from nowhere to his defense, yet I do not feel any satisfaction - I told you so - from current situation.Yeah right.
Keep believing that Kubica is good enough for F1.
I don't blame his defenders
You remember well Izumi. You say the truthYou and I have discussed his (then) possible return endlessly on another forum, and you may recall how aggressively with overtones of nastiness his starch supporters came out from nowhere to his defense, yet I do not feel any satisfaction - I told you so - from current situation.
I am not sure why Williams chosen him and not someone else, and second guessing of their decision at this point will not undo what's done. For some of us the idea of him to drive again was audacious then, and it is regrettable now, as this will be unfortunately his legacy (as Michael's is associated with his Mercedes outing).
I am not going to rehash all reasons why a driver has to do more than just drive with one hand F1 class racer, from reading terrain to feel degradation of tires, etc.; on board are more qualified people to do that. Think of successive race weekend, twisty circuits, thousands of gear changes; it all adds up, and drivers know that well. It was mistake allowing emotions (compassion?) prevail over reason.
I think you might be correct with suggestion that at some point, perhaps after summer break, there should be a reserve driver in that seat who can stay next year and continue with Williams. If this sounds cruel, well, this is the F1 we need to remember.
Himself. He Over Estimated / Rated himself and Under estimated Current F1 cars , level of competition and the drivers. I don't blame the Williams car, he knows from last year what he is getting into.Who do you blame?
I don't mean to be deliberately adversarial, but I doubt theory that a driver today can "fix" a flawed design of a car. Recall how many promises Button made (to all who were willing listen) just to keep his job when Honda was coming on board, and we know how that ended. There was a lot left behind which indicated it was not all just Honda. (Q.E.D.)I imagine he's cheap compared to another F1 driver with similar experience, it doesn't matter if Russell beats him, the object is to improve the car, Kubica can do that and Russell benefits as does Williams, when the car is right then Kubica can bow out having done his job.