Williams Week – 3rd December 2018 – The Week in Review

A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:

“Our journalists have learned that the sponsor of the team will be (Polish oil company) PKN Orlen, who have allocated €10 million,” said Polish radio RMF FM.
Kubica sponsor to back entire Williams team

“It’s not an easy period because many people are leaving” – Robert Kubica
Many people leaving Williams – Kubica

“I had a good feeling to keep on pushing forward and explore the limit, and I think as a driver, that’s really important to have that confidence in the car. Once we got the setup right, I had it.” – George Russell
George Russell pleased with ‘very positive’ first Williams F1 test

“Robert Kubica arouses emotions all over the world, as he is one of the most recognised Poles. Investing in such a story is justified”
Polish minister defends Robert Kubica’s sponsorship

“One of the things that impresses me most about Robert is the fact we didn’t give him the race seat for this year, yet he still took on the role of reserve driver and I think that says a lot about his personality.” – Claire Williams
Williams reveals key factor in decision to sign Kubica for F1 2019

It’s not only a money-making exercise – although WAE does support the race team. It’s also a way to get Williams personnel involved in high-level projects where they can learn about new techniques, ideas and materials they might be able to bring back into the racing fold, as well as an opportunity to give sponsors some elite engineering assistance in addition to a logo on the side of the race car.
Formula One guns for hire: Williams Advanced Engineering offers F1 tech to the masses

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