Since his return to Formula 1 Robert Kubica has consistently been outperformed by his young team-mate George Russell. In the past Kubica pointed out that there are differences in how his car behaves compared to Russell’s, but Williams seems to have assured him the cars should be identical. Asked about the gap between his team-mate and himself, Kubica explained his view of the situation.
“It’s a combination of different things,” said the Pole.
“I have some influence on some, as in two or three races I could have been in front of him. But other things happened that did not depend on me.
“In addition, George Russell is one of the bigger talents of the young generation, with very high skills. He has said the car is better and better, but I don’t want to comment on that. It is his point of view.
“I have never driven George’s car so I cannot judge, but you do not have to drive to see some things.
“It can be said that we have sometimes driven in two different races, because the time difference on such a short lap as Canada, where there are seven corners, shows that there are two different worlds,” concluded Kubica.
Source: Przeglad Sportowy