Nearly impossible for Williams to gain from any chaos - Robert Kubica
Robert Kubica fears it will be “nearly impossible” for Williams to profit from any potential chaos at this weekend’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, due to the team’s lowly position.
Formula 1 races at the Baku City Circuit in both 2017 and 2018 resulted in only 13 finishers due to an array of incidents and accidents, with the event one of only two at which Williams scored points last year.
Williams has endured a miserable start to 2019, with its FW42 around a second off the pace of the tail-end of the midfield group in most sessions.
Williams is the only team yet to pick up a point this season.
“Well Baku showed in the past that everything happened,” Kubica said.
“But still last year I think we were much closer to the others than we are this year, at least looking our first three races.
“So from one point yes everything can happen here, from the other probably from what we have seen in the first three races I would say it would be very difficult, or nearly impossible [to take a point].
“I think we are too far off from the pack to think about it.”
Kubica is the only driver on the grid without experience of Baku City Circuit and has not driven at a de facto street track since the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix.
“I will expect a higher level of alert in the beginning of the session which is normal, especially when you join for the first time a street circuit,” he said.
“And I’m looking forward because it will be nearly nine years [since] my [last] time on a street circuit after 2010 Singapore.
“It has always in the past been a special feeling to drive close to the walls.
“From the outside the Baku street circuit looks pretty simple in many places but on the other hand is quite complicated in three or four places so yeah, we will have to go through them and I think there is no need to think too much about it, just go there and discover what will happen.”