Friday, December 8, 2017

F1: Is Robert Kubica the right Man for Williams in 2018?

And does it really matter what an Over-the-Hill Blogger residing in his Mums' Basement sippin Ye Eggnog thinks?

With the fanfare over Alfa Romeo's tie-up with Sauber and the announcement of its 2018 Drivers lineup, there's' just one seat left up for Grabs on the 2018 Formula 1 Grid, for which Team Willy's definitely getting Thar money's worth exposure wise, Eh?

Since we all know that the debate simmers on whether or not the 32yr old Polish ex-Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica should return to F1 or not next year...

For Mwah, it's a somewhat strange situation, since I feel a Wee Bitamyte' flummoxed over this Questione, and whether or not I really have the right to say Somme-thun' on somebody else's desires or future.

As I once was a H-U-G-E' fan of Kubica's, having Oh, So cleverly given him the nom de plume; Err Moniker "The Krakow Kid," as he's always seemed like a likeable Chap, and he was bloody Quick! Before that Fateful day Wayback in the winter of 2011.

Strangely though, my feelings have changed since scribbling that No Fenders story some five years ago, as I cannot help but simply think this is a marketing gimmick that Williams Martini Racing's taking, a la running Susie Wolff in four Friday Free Practice F1 Sessions. As I really think Pascal Wehrlein would be the Grove based Squad's best bet.

And I cannot say why, but for a weird reason, all of this push, or Hype to get Robert back into Formula 1, makes me think of an ex-IndyCar Driver named Paul Dana; YIKES! Along with the aforementioned Sandro', another very likeable ex-Formula 1 driver.

As Italian Alessandro Nannini has another similarity to Kubica. besides being a Rally Driver and severing his same arm... As both drivers have currently won a single Grands Prix, when Nannini was the unexpected victor at the controversial 1989 Japanese GP. After Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost's infamous coming together, and Senna subsequently being DSQ'ed!

And whilst I have a whole Helluva lot more faith in Juan Pablo's opinion's vs. Jack Vanilla's, nee Jacques Villeneuve's, as JPM just says what he thinks, with conviction vs. Villeneuve who I find to be a Blowhard...

My only concern is for Robert's and ultimately the entire F1 Grid's safety. Since although I have ZERO idea how this Darn Blasted HALO contraption works or attaches to the 2018 Spec F1 Chassis.

My main worry is how does the Pole, or any other Formula 1 Driver extricate themselves quickly enough, especially in the event of an electrified chassis suffering a KERS/ERS failure? Especially with Halo potentially blocking their exit?

Not to mention how do you test a driver today for what will surely be deemed part of the Mandatory F1 FIA Crash Structure Tests for 2018?

As I mean absolutely NO Disrespect towards Robert in the slightest, and if he passes the mandatory fitness checks, and is Williams best selection Driver-wise then Good Luck and Welcome Back!

But if you've read my previous comments above, I sincerely feel that Pascal Wehrlein, who to date's been saddled with inferior equipment during his two Formula 1 seasons, is the driver who's likely to wring the most performance out of Williams 2018 F1 Challenger...

But then again, what do I know?