“No thought about replacing Kubica” at Williams

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Claire Williams answers speculation that the team could replace Robert Kubica during the 2019 season due to the Pole finishing behind his team-mate George Russell in most sessions.

“I find the speculation quite frustrating, but unless you actually know, and are on the inside, you don’t know what is going on,” said Williams.

“Our relationship with Robert is as strong as it was. He’s getting his head down and he’s doing what he needs to do and we’re trying to do everything we can to give him a better car so he can perform at the level he wants to.

“As far as I’m concerned, there are no frustrations from our side. I’m sure he has a level of frustration because he doesn’t have the equipment that he would like at the moment.

However Williams says nothing has been definitely decided regarding the team’s 2020 driver line up.

“We’re only halfway through the season so it’s a little early for us to be thinking about 2020 and the driver line up for next year.

“Saying that, we have started to think about it, but we’re in no position to be making any final decisions yet, and that probably won’t come until the third quarter of this year.

“But there is no thought about replacing Robert at all, during this season, absolutely not.”

Source: motorsportweek.com

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