Williams reserve driver Robert Kubica says there’s no quick fix to the issues currently impacting the team’s troubled FW41 car.
The Grove-based outfit is dealing with a fundamental problem imbedded in its 2018 car and which has put Williams’ drivers at the bottom of F1’s performance scale so far this season.
Significant development work is underway at the British team, but Kubica, who spent a day behind the wheel of the FW41 on Wednesday, warns that Williams’ troubles won’t be solved overnight.
“There will be a lot of things to analyse and double check with all the data we gathered,” said the Pole on Wednesday.
“It was an interesting day from a driving point of view but it will be more interesting for the guys back at the factory to look at the data and see what we can get out of it.
“With limited time we need to find the best way of fixing our issues. That’s not something we will be doing in 24 hours. I am happy to help and I did my best as always.”
Indeed, Williams principal engineer Dave Robson valued Kubica’s input and handling of the team’s workload.
“We’ve had another very busy and productive day today with a lot of laps completed,” said Robson.
“We’ve run a solid programme with Robert, building on the ground work we did yesterday with Oliver [Rowland] in the car.
“Robert’s done a really good job and once again we’ve collected an awful lot of data that’s hopefully going to help inform how we set the car up and develop it in Monaco and beyond.”