Twitter: @WilliamsRacing
Engine: Mercedes
Races: 699
Wins: 114
Titles: 9
Last year: 10th 

Oh dear. Williams was rooted to the bottom of the constructors’ standings in 2018, and improved fortunes look a distant prospect. The team was two-and-a-half days late for the first test in Barcelona, and when it did run, its car was slowest. Technical director Paddy Lowe has since paid the price, taking a leave of absence for ‘personal reasons’. It’s a shame, because the line-up of F2 champion George Russell and former race-winner Robert Kubica – making an astonishing return eight years on from a horrific arm injury – promises so much. Barring a major turnaround, the battle here will unfold at the back of the grid.

Our verdict: Williams’ season looks over before it has even begun. The team is behind in key areas, and serious questions need to be asked of the top brass

Drivers

88 – Robert Kubica

Robert Kubica - 2019

Races: 76
Wins: 1
Titles: 0
Last year: N/A
Age: 34
Twitter: N/A

Did you know? Prior to his rallying accident in 2011, Kubica had signed to drive for Ferrari for the 2012 season

63 – George Russell

George Russell - 2019

Races: 0
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: N/A
Age: 21
Twitter: @GeorgeRussell63

Did you know? Russell won the F2 championship last year, taking seven race victories along the way

Formula 1 2019: the grid



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