Jan.10 (GMM) A man close to the negotiations has issued a firm “no comment” on whether Williams’ 2018 driver lineup is now complete.
Although Robert Kubica was earlier a popular contender for the seat, it is now firmly believed that Russian Sergey Sirotkin will become Lance Stroll’s teammate this year.
However, former F1 driver Mika Salo is not commenting.
“I cannot comment on anything about that at all,” he is quoted by Ilta Sanomat newspaper.
The Finn, who drove for Ferrari and Toyota, is now the sporting director of SMP Racing — the motor racing arm of the Russian bank SMP that will reportedly back 22-year-old Sirotkin to the tune of $20 million in 2018.
17/01/2018 Sirotkin, Stroll is ‘hungry’ driver lineup – Salo Jan.17 (GMM) Williams has put together a "hungry" driver lineup for the 2018 season.
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08/01/2018 Villeneuve ‘only sees the negative’ – Stroll Jan.8 (GMM) Lance Stroll has hit back at Jacques Villeneuve, saying the former Williams driver is "always negative".
1997 world champion Villeneuve, who drove for the British team when […]
31/01/2018 Lowe defends Williams’ 2018 driver lineup Jan.31 (GMM) Paddy Lowe says Williams' 2018 driver lineup is an "investment" rather than a "gamble".
The British team has been criticised for choosing the well-sponsored Russian rookie […]
13/12/2017 Williams to announce second driver on Friday Dec.13 (GMM) Williams will finally reveal the identity of Lance Stroll's 2018 teammate on Friday.
With Felipe Massa retiring, the once-great British team is the last on next year's grid […]
12/12/2017 Sirotkin manager says Williams decision ‘close’ Dec.12 (GMM) Robert Kubica has reportedly dropped out of the race to complete Williams' 2018 driver lineup.
While the Pole was earlier tipped as the favourite, authoritative and […]
19/02/2018 Williams has ‘no doubts’ about Sirotkin Feb.19 (GMM) Williams has no doubts Sergey Sirotkin is the right driver for the team.
Some believe the British outfit chose the Russian over Robert Kubica or another option for 2018 […]
03/01/2018 Williams set to announce Sirotkin deal Jan.3 (GMM) Williams looks set to announce a two-year contract with Sergey Sirotkin.
Earlier, the British team dithered over its choice of replacement for Felipe Massa, also seriously […]
13/01/2018 Kubica to be Williams reserve driver – report Jan.13 (GMM) Williams could be set to announce a reserve driver role for Robert Kubica in 2018.
It is now widely accepted in F1 circles that the British team has decided to pair the […]
18/01/2018 Sirotkin ‘stronger than Kubica’ – father Jan.18 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin's father says the young Russian secured the Williams seat because he was "stronger" than Robert Kubica.
Many Williams, F1 and Kubica fans are disappointed […]
18/12/2017 Billionaire backer pushes for Sirotkin seat Dec.18 (GMM) Powerful Russian businessman Boris Rotenberg says he is pushing hard to secure Sergey Sirotkin's place on the 2018 grid.
The matter of Williams' final driver for next season […]