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Williams rookie praises Kubica

24th December 2018, 12:07 by Gareth Freeman

Rookie George Russell is delighted to have the chance to partner veteran Robert Kubica at Williams next season.

Russell and Kubica will form a new-look driver line-up at Williams in 2019, with Lance Stroll having joined Racing Point Force India F1 and Sergey Sirotkin left without a seat.

The 20-year-old Briton is gearing up for his first season in Formula 1 and he is ready to test himself against Pole Kubica, who competed in the sport for five seasons between 2006 and 2010.

"I’m really excited to be teammates with Robert. I think obviously there is no doubt about his natural talent," said Russell, as reported by Crash.net.

"He’s extremely motivated and has huge knowledge about the car on the technical side, and I think obviously it’s no secret of a tough year for Williams in 2018."

He added: "He’s a fantastic guy off the circuit. He’s extremely knowledgeable on the engineering side, and his speed and talent is unquestionable. I really wanted a teammate like Robert to go up against and show what I am capable of."

Kubica, 34, is making a return after a lengthy absence following a career-threatening injury.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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