Lowe optimistic about Kubica-Russell partnership

10-01-2019 14:49
by Joseph Tyrrell
Lowe optimistic about Kubica-Russell partnership

Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe, believes the team’s new line up of Robert Kubica and George Russell will be a good team.

Williams enter 2019 with an entirely new setup after Lance Stroll moved to Force India and Sergey Sirotkin left.

 Russell is stepping up from Formula 2 whilst Kubica is returning following nine years out of the sport following a serious crash at the Ronde di Andora rally in 2011.

“I think this will be a fantastic combination with the rookie George [Russell] on the other side.” Said Lowe speaking to RACER.

Lowe is optimistic about Kubica’s arrival revealing the mechanics described the Polish driver as a “proper driver”.

“Everybody loves Robert — in the office, in the garage.

“I remember when he first turned up the mechanics saying ‘Yeah, that’s a proper driver!’

“It’s really been terrific to have him working with us already, and he’s a great team member.”

Despite the optimism, the Brit revealed nobody really knows what will happen when Kubica steps back into the cockpit.

“Where it will go with performance, I think even Robert would say we don’t know.

“He’s very determined and a remarkable character to make this return.

“I think we all know why, it’s admirable for that.”

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