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12-07-2019, 10:48   #301
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Kubica is another driver taking up a seat in F1 and should not be there. How in gods name is Ocon not in that seat. Kubica is just another paid driver ruining the sport. Russell is nothing special but destroys Kubica.
Kubica was a great driver but I think it's safe to say he's clearly not the same as he was. And the facts are that he brings significant budget to the team so we can surmise that he's a pay driver. However, it's unfair to say that he's ruining the sport. If Williams didn't have that money would they survive ?

As for your opinion that Russell is nothing special, personally I disagree, he's got massive potential. He's hammering his teammate and his career is on an upward trajectory. British F4 champ, GP3 champ, F2 champ

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Mercedes wouldn’t pay what Williams wanted to put Ocon in the seat.
Williams wanted a long term commitment which they got from Russell who signed a multi year agreement, Ocon was an option for the team but he only wanted a seat for a year. He believes his future is in a silver arrow
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12-07-2019, 11:08   #302
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Kubica is another driver taking up a seat in F1 and should not be there. How in gods name is Ocon not in that seat. Kubica is just another paid driver ruining the sport. Russell is nothing special but destroys Kubica.
Ocon isnt in the seat because Merc wanted Russell racing in F1 instead and didnt want to buy both seats. Iirc they are getting Russel's engines for free/discount so only pay for Kubicas

Ocon could have gone to Toro Rosso if Mercedes released him. If Papa Stroll didnt want to waste a seat on his son Ocon could have stayed in the Force India.

Blaming Kubica is hilarious. Anywaya onto Silverstone thread anyways

Lets hope its as good as Austria!

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I'd say Mercedes rate Russell higher than Ocon and that's why they put him in the Williams seat.
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What a pleasure it is to watch coverage live on C4.
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