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The top & bottom of it, the cars are too complicated with driver input being only a minor part. If it had a proper gearstick in it, he'd never be up too it.
So, you're saying 'Krashbica'?
221 @LadysmithYeah, he might be a "prang" magnet causing the FIA to bring in yet another safety measure to make F1 even more boring.
220It would seem, on here, that is not an option. He also had a fair few WRC prangs, but is still a miracle driver. A miracle he can still drive, yes. A miracle driver, no. Stand by down arrows.
Mmmm, not sure... Looking back at the FIA dvd review of the year of 2007, Kubica had quite a few scapes and bangs. I suspect he should 'call it a day.'Did you know Lewis Hamilton had three consecutive poll positions in his first year in F1 as a rookie driver...? and narrowly missed winning the WDC by one point.
@214, are you surprised? This is Williams all over; masters of shenanigans. Frank was the worst but looks like Claire didn't fall far from the tree. To be fair, Kubes is on Stoll's pace after 7 years out. More time and he'd shave half a second off that I reckon. I think Williams need to take chances; they're behind Force India who have the same PU and less budget. They got Lowe, now for a driver.
I'm pro Kubes but let's say he has a crash and causes himself and another a lot of damage. I can imagine lawyers having a field day. Taking out someone like Hammetime and curtailing his career would cost the FIA/Liberty hundreds of millions, literally. Lawyers could argue that letting Kubes race was negligence and uneccessary risk to the other drivers given his disability. That said, I'm pro Kubes
Some strange players on here tonight, down arrowing any comment that questions RK ability due to his injury disability.It must be, given his so-so performances, the most important question for Williams.His history is irrelevant. Like Massa as well, the injury removes the past.Do they take the chance, and hope it goes very well and risk it going pear shaped and taking a huge amount of criticism
It is plain stupid to even be considering Kubica even if he would be bringing sponsorship. F1 is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport, yet by trying to bring him back with a disability they are saying almost anyone can drive an F1 car. He hasn't driven an F1 car competitively for 7 years, is approaching the age where most F1 drivers are looking to retire, it should go to someone younger.
214.I guess you work for williams as you know why they havnt chosen a driver.! Hmm or maybe not.
They haven't chosen a driver because they have looked at all the data and realised all the potential replacements are way off the pace of Massa. They should never have messed Massa around. Massa was ideal as an experienced driver, who knew the team and car inside out. He was also very fast given a half decent car. Instead now they are stuck in limbo with drivers that aren't as fast.
212read my 202.As to who is to blame, that would depend on the nature of the accident. It is the fact that he has the accident that is the news. Ultimately if he is granted the super license and has revealed all sides of the injury, plus medication, then it is down to the FIA. Love the insurance costs though
@211 Unfortunately the second part of my statement was removed for being off-topic (?) but if RK races and an incident occurs regardless of the circumstance surely the prime concern is the effects such an incident would have on him - can F1 and/or Williams afford the situation where he suffers more serious injury? Who would be blamed the FIA? Williams? Rosberg? Kubica?
@206 I understand your concerns but should he be allowed to ply his trade anyway? Tricky one for FIA who have promoted a lot of driver safety. If a driver is less safe due to disability but allowed to race, is that best practice? But excluding someone due to disability, is that justifiable discrimination. Not easy decisions for FIA/Williams. Kubes did 100 laps but overtaking/fighting in race?
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