Sponsor issues 'no comment' to Sergey Sirotkin reports

Published on 10 Jan 2018 11:09

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. (GMM)

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US ajpennypacker 10 Jan 2018 18:210
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Revolting. He better be pretty damn special. I don't recognize this Williams team. It's a team ran no by passionate racers, but by a CFO focused on pleasing shareholders.
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They don’t have a choice. That’s how public companies are run and if you don’t please the shareholders you get fired. It’s that simple. So yes. Claire is trying to bring results to please the shareholders and juggling 6 balls in one hand whilst threading a needle with the other.

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