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Williams yet to commit to 2020 line-up

4th September 2019, 18:02 by Tom McGarry

Williams' deputy team principal Claire Williams has confirmed they are yet to decide on their second driver for next season.

The British team went with a whole new driving line-up for 2019, with Robert Kubica making a return to the sport, eight years on from his career-threatening rally car accident, and he was partnered with F2 champion George Russell.

Russell has already been confirmed as one of Williams' drivers for next season, but his team-mate for 2020 is not yet known, with the suggestion being that Kubica is in competition with test driver Nicholas Latifi for the seat.

However, Claire Williams has now indicated that there may also be other drivers in contention and she insists they will not rush into making a decision.

"We are looking at the 2020 seat and there is a handful of candidates," Williams told Motorsport.com.

"It's something that's under consideration at the moment but I'm in no rush to make any decision. We've got to make the right decision going into next year."

Williams currently sit bottom of the Constructors' Championship standings, with their only point of the season to date coming thanks to Russell's 10th place finish at the German Grand Prix in July.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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