Williams driver Robert Kubica says the Russian Grand Prix was the worst race weekend of his entire career in motor racing.
Days after the Pole announced he is leaving the Grove outfit at the end of the season, his father Artur told a Polish newspaper that the team’s “financial situation is bad” and added, “Williams is definitely looking for money to survive.”
Those comments appear to have been borne out at Sochi, when Williams took the unusual decision to retire Kubica’s healthy car.
The team reported in their race summary: “We opted to retire Robert soon afterwards in order to conserve parts ahead of the intense flyaway races which end the season.”
Eleven Sports quotes Kubica as saying, “I could say something, but that would not be right, so it’s better to say nothing, but I had the goal to finish all the races and it’s a pity that this will not happen now. For some things, it’s better not to go into details or try to understand them. I understand to an extent.”
“You always have to try your best with what you have, and this is what I was trying to do. After George’s DNF, the team decided to stop my car, to take care of the parts that we have on the car. We are not in an easy situation and Japan is around the corner.”
Not just that, Kubica said his car was close to undriveable all weekend in Russia, “On Friday after four laps I said something was wrong with the car, but nothing was done.”
“I have not had a worse weekend than this since the beginning of my career. And I am not talking about the level of my driving. Now I am going home and I will do some reflecting, also for next year.
Big Question: Are Williams being disgraceful with Robert?