Following quite a while of consultation, Williams have affirmed F1 tenderfoot Sirotkin as Lance Stroll’s accomplice for the forthcoming season, rather contracting Robert Kubica as their new save and improvement driver.
It is Robert Kubica’s first full-time part in F1 since his overwhelming encouraging mishap in 2011 and he has key and broad obligations to go up against, with the Grove group saying the Pole will take an interest in pre-season and in-season testing and also various race end of the week rehearse sessions.
However, Robert Kubica, who has 12 F1 platform and won the 2008 Canadian GP, still has his eyes set on coming back to the network.
“I’m to a great degree glad to join the Williams group as its official save and advancement driver this season,” Robert Kubica said.
“I feel in the best physical shape that I have ever been, yet it has taken a great deal of work to get to where I am presently so I’d get a kick out of the chance to express gratitude toward Williams for the open doors they have given me up until this point, and for putting their confidence in me with this arrangement.
“I have appreciated being back in the Formula 1 enclosure over these previous couple of months, and I now anticipate working with the Williams specialized group, both at the industrial facility and at the track, to truly help push forward the improvement of the FW41 and to have a genuine effect to their 2018 crusade.
“My definitive objective stays to race again in Formula 1 and this is another vital advance toward that path: I can’t hold up to begin.”
After gradually reintegrating himself into motorsport following his profession debilitating wounds maintained in an encouraging accident seven years back, Kubica began his F1 rebound trail with two test drives at Renault part of the way through 2017.
While he passed up a major opportunity for the Renault situate, Kubica was given a life saver by Williams as they hoped to supplant Felipe Massa, with the 33-year-old first driving the 2014 auto before winning an official test trip in Abu Dhabi.
Kubica posted Williams’ speediest time of the two-day end-of-season occasion, however it was Sirotkin who adequately awed Williams at Yas Marina.
In any case, appointee group primary Claire Williams still focused on: “Every one of us at Williams have been massively awed at what he has accomplished, and it is an extraordinary credit to his quality of character and responsibility regarding come back to Formula 1.”
“As a matter of first importance, we’d jump at the chance to compliment Robert on what he has accomplished up until this point,” boss specialized officer Paddy Lowe included. “To conquer his wounds, come back to wellness, and drive a Formula 1 auto again is a momentous accomplishment, and one that few thought about conceivable.
“We expect Robert will make a solid specialized commitment to the group, utilizing his abundance of involvement in track testing, test system work, and support to the race drivers and architects at each race.
“He is a driver I have appreciated for a long time and I am by and by extremely upbeat to work with him towards our 2018 Championship.”