Kubica denies there’s ‘tension’ with Williams

Date published: October 25 2019

Haas principal Guenther Steiner hopes for a decision from Robert Kubica on their 2020 offer by "next week".

Robert Kubica insists his relationship with Williams has not suffered in light of his recent comments as he wasn’t questioning the team, just the way they decide things.

Kubica has been vocal in his opinion of life at Williams of late.

The team not only parked his FW42 at the Russian GP due to a lack of parts but, one race later, removed the brand new front wing from his car prior to qualifying without consulting him.

Kubica was not impressed but insists his comments after the race have not hurt his relationship with Williams.

“I never questioned the team, I just questioned their way of deciding things,” he explained to Motorsportweek.com.

“I think we are all on the same boat.

“I think I showed for many times, not only in this season, that I think I’m the guy who understands the sport pretty well, and not only from a driver point of view.

“I felt like some things could be handled differently with just talking instead of doing it in a different way.”

But while the headlines scream of a bitter divorce – Kubica is leaving Williams at the end of this season, the Pole is adamant that is not the true story.

“I think there is no tension,” he added. “The situation is not easy, and I have a good relationship with the team.

“For sure what happens is not affecting how is my relationship with the people I am working with.

“We are all in the same boat, and we are all understanding very well our situation, although we have probably sometimes different points of view.

“I think I have been in the sport long enough and in different situations that I understand also a team point of view.

“That’s why probably sometimes it would be easier just to talk instead of doing this differently.

“As I said, I don’t think our relationship is any different to what it was before, as I have big respect of the people who are working there to make it work.

“Of course sometimes we are limited with the tools we are having, but this is how it is, and probably I have even more respect because I know how is the situation, and that is why the people, they are not giving up and the guys are pushing really hard.

“They really are doing an amazing job for what we are having.”

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