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Re: News and Stuff!
Greg_OR 04 March, 2019 01:46
In case of Robert's relations with the team - just don't miss current issue of "F1 Racing"
here is a piece found on reddit (forgive me size of this scan, I don't know how to post it smaller):
https://i.redd.it/bucpkz17ukj21.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2019 02:10 by Greg_OR.

Re: News and Stuff!
shriekback 04 March, 2019 03:17
Thanks for posting that Greg.

I think it makes Robert seem a bit deranged. Perhaps one has to be to be a successful F1 driver, however.

Anyway, it is great to hear that he commands not only the respect, but has earned the affection of the team as well. This is the sort of leadership that, whatever his other abilities (which I think are likely considerable), it is impossible to imagine Lance Stroll ever providing a team. He just does not have the apparent force of personality necessary for that role.

George as well would seem a real candidate for such leadership, though perhaps with a different approach. He certainly seems aware of the need for it and keen to take on the responsibility. Alternatively, again, I don't remember Lance ever once suggesting it was any of his business.

One could argue that the same absence I saw in Lance characterizes both Valtteri and Felipe as well. Both seem like genuinely sweet guys, and really quick drivers too, but the sort of personalities around which a championship team can be built? I'm not so sure.

Re: News and Stuff!
Gunk 04 March, 2019 05:08
Interesting guy, Kubica.

Certainly he appears to be able to get on with the various factions at Williams, a dark art in itself. (He appeared quite friendly with the Strolls.)

And while there's a healthy distrust of factory data systems, his innate mechanical feel is invaluable.

No idea if the driving will stretch to even two years, it may not go 'as well as hoped', to quote Schumacher after his stint as a returnee. But I can see him being kept on in some trackside management function. 'Sporting Director' or some such title.

Re: News and Stuff!
phatjack 04 March, 2019 10:45
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Don't get your message Phat. I like KUB and I am glad we have a full roster of talent in our cars this year but a ship in trouble doesn't need a key person shouting 'we are sinking'.
I think as far as the 42 goes, we are behind in prep aside from anything else. Hell, it may be the fastest car on the grid but if we can't make the top links, we are slowest. Team fail. KUB needs to be a bit more of a team player IMHO.

Chickenman, you're shooting the messenger not addressing the problem.

Chickenman.

Said in fun with no malice, Ozzy raises chickens on his farm. So I affectionately refer to him as Chickenman.

Re: News and Stuff!
Mikef1 04 March, 2019 11:02
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Don't get your message Phat. I like KUB and I am glad we have a full roster of talent in our cars this year but a ship in trouble doesn't need a key person shouting 'we are sinking'.
I think as far as the 42 goes, we are behind in prep aside from anything else. Hell, it may be the fastest car on the grid but if we can't make the top links, we are slowest. Team fail. KUB needs to be a bit more of a team player IMHO.

Chickenman, you're shooting the messenger not addressing the problem.

Chickenman.

Said in fun with no malice, Ozzy raises chickens on his farm. So I affectionately refer to him as Chickenman.

I know it's brilliant.

Re: News and Stuff!
AlanJones 04 March, 2019 13:16
Chickenman has a ring to it. More than Ozzy if Im honest. If Ozzy isnt offended by it, Chickenman will stick winking smiley

That being said, Ozzy/Chickenman is one of the old timers up here. Together with many of us like PJ and Mike. But I do wonder, what happened to Crusty_Bread? I remember him getting into some arguments over Stroll and then suddenly never saw him again. Last activity dates from March last year.




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Re: News and Stuff!
phatjack 04 March, 2019 13:36
Crusty was a knowledgeable and all around good bloke. We shared a PM in which his passion for all things WIlliams was very evident in around his departing.

Trust Crusty is doing well and lurks from time to time to see his efforts didn't go without notice.

Re: News and Stuff!
Williams-123 04 March, 2019 14:30
Where is K1 these days??? I know he was pretty old, did he die???

Re: News and Stuff!
Williams-123 04 March, 2019 14:38
Have a couple of threads vanished in the last couple of days???

Re: News and Stuff!
A1841 04 March, 2019 15:18
An in-depth article on Robert here. The best piece on F1.com I have seen to date.

[www.formula1.com]

Re: News and Stuff!
Greg_OR 04 March, 2019 15:53
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An in-depth article on Robert here. The best piece on F1.com I have seen to date.
[www.formula1.com]
Indeed, after "Beyond The Grid" podcast - another really great and truthful article about Robert (this time by Lawrence Barretto from F1), nothing to add.

Re: News and Stuff!
Ozzy Osbone 05 March, 2019 17:35
Chickenman is fine by me. None taken. Crusty Chris did disappear quite suddenly. I think I've seen K1 Ken about from time to time.

There was also that fella who posted with a pic of a bearded chap. I forget his name. He was very ill the last time I spoke to him so suspect maybe the worst.

Re: News and Stuff!
AlanJones 05 March, 2019 18:02
Bearded fella.. doesn't ring a bell if I'm honest




http://oi60.tinypic.com/24eyh6f.jpg

Re: News and Stuff!
boro1986willliamsf1 05 March, 2019 18:45
Oxford girl is never seen anything from her in ages



100% Williams
WILL SUPPORT WILLIAMS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A TEAM

Re: News and Stuff!
Ozzy Osbone 05 March, 2019 19:02
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Bearded fella.. doesn't ring a bell if I'm honest

He was called Parminio_USA. Just looked up my PMs. Was a Mclaren guy mainly I think.

Re: News and Stuff!
Stu69 05 March, 2019 20:00
Nice article about 2021 F1 car design
[www.bbc.co.uk]

Re: News and Stuff!
siwy_dymek 05 March, 2019 22:26
For relaxation. winking smiley Robert does not waste time.

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4eeadc7472b2425e651a1a28ed348a32f0f5f6315f3d2eef205443a33848ec3c.jpg

Re: News and Stuff!
Williams-123 06 March, 2019 04:56
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For relaxation. winking smiley Robert does not waste time.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4eeadc7472b2425e651a1a28ed348a32f0f5f6315f3d2eef205443a33848ec3c.jpg

Whats this??? Kubica taking to the FW42 with a 4 inch angle grinder...Wtf...Maybe he will make the 42 better...lol.

Re: News and Stuff!
Sepa 06 March, 2019 10:00

Re: News and Stuff!
Williams-123 06 March, 2019 10:15
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Not good reading for Williams fans (Sm17)(Sm17)(Sm17)

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