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Re: News and Stuff!
andy si 27 February, 2019 11:25
[quote Williams-123][quote Polemik]funny thing (Sm6)

gptoday.net

10:23:47


While the action continues in Barcelona, Renault has announced that Sergey Sirotkin will be its reserve driver in 2019.

Would Sirotkin have had to bring some money to Renault to get this job???[/quote]

What do you think? :-).... Russians stipulated they want to be involved with a team with prospect.

Re: News and Stuff!
ihme 27 February, 2019 11:37
Sirotkin: "It's hard to talk about Williams' situation. I still have a lot of friends there. I know how much work I've done on a development of this car. I wish them best of luck."

Re: News and Stuff!
AlanJones 27 February, 2019 11:43
You can say whatever you want about Sirotkin. But during his spell at our team he never talked bad about the team. And still doesnt despite his sacking being a surprise to him. Something Stroll can learn from.




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Re: News and Stuff!
EagleF1 27 February, 2019 12:09
[quote andy si][quote Williams-123][quote Polemik]funny thing (Sm6)

gptoday.net

10:23:47


While the action continues in Barcelona, Renault has announced that Sergey Sirotkin will be its reserve driver in 2019.

Would Sirotkin have had to bring some money to Renault to get this job???[/quote]

What do you think? :-).... Russians stipulated they want to be involved with a team with prospect.[/quote]

Wait and see if the SMP logos appear on the car, I'd guess so.

Re: News and Stuff!
Polemik 27 February, 2019 12:25
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Williams-123
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Polemik
funny thing (Sm6)
gptoday.net

10:23:47


While the action continues in Barcelona, Renault has announced that Sergey Sirotkin will be its reserve driver in 2019.

Read more about it here:
[www.gptoday.net]

Would Sirotkin have had to bring some money to Renault to get this job???

Not necessarily, I think. Renault is a car mnufacturer, they have enough money. They are certainly not dependent on money support from drivers like us.

Re: News and Stuff!
Niedzwiedz 27 February, 2019 12:35
Now they not, but two years ago Palmer was a pay driver.

Re: News and Stuff!
AlanJones 27 February, 2019 14:41
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Niedzwiedz
Now they not, but two years ago Palmer was a pay driver.

Spot on




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Re: News and Stuff!
Anderis 27 February, 2019 14:44
I think they took Palmer not because they had to for the budget but because they knew they wouldn't be competitive so early after taking over that mess from Lotus and there weren't many good drivers on the market.

Re: News and Stuff!
andy si 27 February, 2019 21:41
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AlanJones
You can say whatever you want about Sirotkin. But during his spell at our team he never talked bad about the team. And still doesnt despite his sacking being a surprise to him. Something Stroll can learn from.

thumbs down

Re: News and Stuff!
shriekback 27 February, 2019 22:18
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AlanJones
You can say whatever you want about Sirotkin. But during his spell at our team he never talked bad about the team. And still doesnt despite his sacking being a surprise to him. Something Stroll can learn from.

I think we should all only wish the best for Sirotkin. By all accounts, he gave Williams his very best effort last year and still doesn’t have a bad word to say about the team. I wasn’t at all happy when he was given the drive last year, amid reports that SMP Racing was owned by people with close connections to Putin, but I have nothing but admiration for how Sirotkin himself approached the job. He was given an uncompetitive car and worked his tail off to make the most of it while never complaining.

None of this is to say that I am not much happier to have Robert in the car instead, but that has everything to do with what kind of driver and person a I think he is and not any ill feelings or judgments concerning Sirotkin. I think Sirotkin is a good driver and a good guy.

Re: News and Stuff!
Mikef1 28 February, 2019 08:42
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shriekback
Quote:
AlanJones
You can say whatever you want about Sirotkin. But during his spell at our team he never talked bad about the team. And still doesnt despite his sacking being a surprise to him. Something Stroll can learn from.

I think we should all only wish the best for Sirotkin. By all accounts, he gave Williams his very best effort last year and still doesn’t have a bad word to say about the team. I wasn’t at all happy when he was given the drive last year, amid reports that SMP Racing was owned by people with close connections to Putin, but I have nothing but admiration for how Sirotkin himself approached the job. He was given an uncompetitive car and worked his tail off to make the most of it while never complaining.

None of this is to say that I am not much happier to have Robert in the car instead, but that has everything to do with what kind of driver and person a I think he is and not any ill feelings or judgments concerning Sirotkin. I think Sirotkin is a good driver and a good guy.

Same. I rate him highly, I'd love to see him have a midfield car and am sad we weren't able to provide him one

Re: News and Stuff!
williams4284 28 February, 2019 11:39
agreed about Sirotkin. Never a wrong word. True gentleman.

Wish him all the best.

Re: News and Stuff!
Rosberg 28 February, 2019 15:29
same here, I quite like Sirotkin after last year.

wish him well in the future and hopefully one day return to the F1 grid.



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Re: News and Stuff!
j-s 28 February, 2019 16:40
Sirotkin is a good guy.

Too bad most of his money was spent on the FW41. Not the best investment. And then being unceremoniously kicked out. Ouch. Having a kind word for Williams makes him look so so decent. Almost intolerably so.

I'd rather Williams not be thought of with kindness by ex employees. Place a picture of Sergei on the factory floor and you'll warm the engineers' hearts. But place a picture of the Strolls and they'll work overtime.

Re: News and Stuff!
ihme 28 February, 2019 17:23
Robert with Julia in our garage:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gkrUgX4AETfwr.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gmCHuXcAELjNc.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gfyPbX4AAe1RI.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gfyPYWkAAJltd.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gfyPSW0AAC-hB.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gfyPRWwAAT8-m.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0gkrXSWwAEYuLx.jpg



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Re: News and Stuff!
Rosberg 28 February, 2019 18:28
Beautiful photos - Robert puts a smile on the little girl's face.



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Re: News and Stuff!
Mikef1 28 February, 2019 19:14
Who is she his daughter or a fan?

Re: News and Stuff!
ihme 28 February, 2019 19:23
A fan.

Re: News and Stuff!
sennaspeed 28 February, 2019 19:29
Excelent Pictures. Well done Team Willy and RK!

On another note, that hoodie looks awesome, I think I'll be getting one.

Re: News and Stuff!
j-s 28 February, 2019 21:33
Genuinely moving. Lovely.

Awesome, well done Williams and Robert.

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