Williams: Robert is doing everything I expect from him

Robert Kubica’s major sponsor is continuing to support the Pole despite records showing that on his high-profile return to Formula 1, the 34-year-old has been consistently outperformed by his rookie teammate George Russell.

But team boss Claire Williams says she is happy with Kubica, “We needed a driver like Robert with his engineering and technical intelligence.

“It’s not an easy season for him, but neither Robert nor George is able to show all their skills in this car. But Robert is doing everything I expect from him.”

Also happy is Daniel Obajtek, the boss of Kubica and Williams’ major sponsor PKN Orlen, who told Polskie Radio, “Robert is fighting very well. He is a Pole and we want to support him.”

Exactly what is bugging Kubica is hard to fathom as he has reportedly driven Russell’s car but the pace remained the same. Prompting speculation that Williams somehow provide their rookie driver with a better package than what they give to the comeback veteran.

The team obviously deny such a scenario, but there will always be a school of thought that Kubica has not been given a fair shot at returning to the F1 grid.

Big Question: Is it fair to judge Robert with such a bad car at his disposal?

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