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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
18/12/2017 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 […]
24/11/2017 Massa knows identity of Williams successor Nov.24 (GMM) Felipe Massa says he already knows who his replacement will be at Williams next year.
The Brazilian veteran has been nudged back into retirement for 2018, amid strong […]
22/02/2017 Ferrari splits with reserve Vergne Feb.22 (GMM) Jean-Eric Vergne has confirmed that he will no longer work with Ferrari in 2017.
Earlier, the former Toro Rosso driver was Ferrari's reserve driver, but that role has been […]
03/02/2017 SMP not looking to deepen F1 involvement Feb.3 (GMM) Boris Rothenberg, who heads Russia's major SMP Bank and a racing division called SMP Racing, said he is not looking to expand the F1 programme.
SMP has been represented […]
04/01/2018 Briatore ‘very sorry’ Kubica comeback failed Jan.4 (GMM) Flavio Briatore says it's a shame Robert Kubica will not make a sensational return to formula one in 2018.
A source close to Kubica, the former BMW and Renault driver who […]