F1 » Williams: Three cars would solve driver dilemma


Toto Wolff admits that Williams is facing a headache when it comes to sorting its driver line-up for 2013.

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no name - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 3:37 PM

You need to axe Bottas and make him go through GP2 like other drivers have. Senna did it and so did Maldonado. If Bottas bypasses that and starts with only GP3 experience then the pay driver comments ae taken to a whole new level in F1.

Merlin - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 6:37 PM

@no name. Are you saying that all drivers that are competing in F1 now, have driven in GP2? You also need money or a 'guiding hand' to compete in GP2.

Kiko - Unregistered

August 26, 2012 8:09 PM

Not all drivers go through GP2, the current favoured route is WSBR instead. Also, some guy you might have heard of called Kimi Raikkonen didnt do any F3000 - he had only done 49 car races before F1!

JoeS

August 26, 2012 9:24 PM

If bottas can drive the car in FP1, and he can drive it well, then why the hell not?
Also, it appears that Senna is by far the better driver in the team. Not something you'd had thought even a possibility but one year ago! Says a lot about the two drivers.
As for the dilmma itself: If you keep Pastor, you can afford the third car, but you don't want it, because Pastor would be driving it. How much must he have cost the team this season alone? Bottas' money would suffice given that the repair bill on his cars would be a damn sight less

Yamaha r1 - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 9:32 AM

Ditch Maldonado he may well bring money to the team but he uses most of that in the repair bills take away his flook Spanish win and what are you left with?? Bruno and Bottas the only logical choice.

richard

August 27, 2012 11:05 AM

no name. whilst a proper progression step appears sensible, (as stated by berger recently), there are drivers who have come direct fron f3 to f1, and have excelled. i am not sure, but didnt seb come from fbmw to f1? and he didnt do too badly.

but there really should be a requirement to gain experience at a certain level, before full f1. maybe a series for two year old f1 cars?

Yamaha R1 - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 11:55 AM

Surely though in this current economic climate how can a company throw millions at a driver when they are getting no results or anything make a fuss about in return
Surely there is a point when his sponsor pulls the plug leaving him high and dry but if this does happen Hollywood will always take him as a stunt driver as he has a huge CV when it comes to smashing cars...

Cob01 - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 12:15 PM

Surely though in this current economic climate how can a company throw millions at a driver when they are getting no results or anything make a fuss about in return
Surely there is a point when his sponsor pulls the plug leaving him high and dry but if this does happen Hollywood will always take him as a stunt driver as he has a huge CV when it comes to smashing cars...
Posted by Yamaha R1 - Unregistered (11 minutes ago)


I have often thought three per team would make things look good but its finding drivers. That have what it takes. Clearly Pastor is a skill and could do better if he was in a decent team with two others good players. Like Mclirin.

However they are putting Lopss in the same seat where you are critiscising Williams for placing pastor in the same situation. Show some consistancy. Pastor deserves the chance that Mclirin have given Loopuss it seams to be the way.

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