Russell and Kubica formed a brand-new line-up for the Grove-based team ahead of this season. It turned out to be a very difficult year for Williams, accruing just one point in the first 20 points as Kubica finished 10th in Germany. Well, he finished 12th but got bumped up following a disqualification for both Alfa Romeo cars as they had illegal mapping on their clutch.
Kubica, a one-time Grand Prix winner back in 2008, came back to F1 after an eight-year absence following his horror-crash in 2011. It's not been the fairy tale comeback for him he would've wanted, however, getting massively out-driven by Russell on most occasions.
The reigning Formula 2 champion Russell will still greatly miss his 34-year-old teammate, who has yet to announce what he'll be doing in 2020.
"I have a great relationship with Robert," the 21-year-old was quoted by RaceFans.net. "We get along well."
Despite Russell having put in the better performances by quite a long way, out-qualifying Kubica on all 20 occasions so far, the two have maintained a very healthy relationship in a bid to get Williams closer to other constructors.
“He’s an incredibly funny guy," the Brit continued. "He’s incredibly knowledgeable on the technical side. And I learned a lot [from] how he deals with the engineers and the feedback he gives. It showed me there was more I need to improve to be more of a complete driver.”
Russell, who equalled Stoffel Vandoorne's record by winning seven races in his debut season in F2, will likely be paired by Nicholas Latifi in 2020.