Robert Kubica: Williams has understanding of car differences

Robert Kubica says Williams now has an understanding of the car differences that he believes have plagued the respective FW42s in Formula 1 this season.

Kubica explained in Bahrain that there are aerodynamic differences between his and George Russell’s car, partly providing justification for the Pole trailing his team-mate so far in 2019.

Kubica previously commented that fitting the cars with the same set-up was producing different aerodynamic results, and is hopeful that the situation can be fixed in Spain this weekend.

“The last couple of races, the last one especially, was very special for us with the FP1 incident for George then my qualifying mistake,” said Kubica when asked by Motorsport Week as to whether the team understood the differences.

“But one of the areas I am looking forward [to] is I hope we fixed one of the areas which I think we finally understood and got on top of it.

“So hopefully this will be fixed and it will give me better comfort and consistency in the car but we will see. There is hope it will be fixed, it is not a small issue but an issue which was not correct.”

When asked by Motorsport Week as to the specific areas of the car Kubica wants improving, he replied: “It is a difficult question, there was an issue in the car that was appearing and not appearing depending on the corner and depending on the lap.

“I will have to tell you: ‘China Lap 1 this corner, China Lap 5 another corner’. I think everyone in the paddock is looking for performance and to have better driveability and a better understanding of the package, the tyres, of everything.

“Once you have a variation that shouldn’t be there it isn’t helping.

“In some areas, it was affecting me more and on some tracks more and less. I am looking forward to seeing if we were able to fix it, see how the feeling is and then we will see.”