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The struggling F1 driver dispelling a frustrating myth

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The struggling F1 driver dispelling a frustrating myth
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Apr 24, 2019, 10:12 AM

Although it goes against conventional logic, a faster car does not always guarantee a better result. One Formula 1 driver's struggles adjusting to new surroundings for 2019 provide proof

If Lewis Hamilton was driving a Williams this season, he would definitely not be leading the world championship. If Robert Kubica was at the wheel of Hamilton's Mercedes, he would probably not be leading the world championship.

Hamilton is a driver at the peak of his powers, but that does not mean he could overcome a car that is so much slower than the rest. Equally, the Mercedes is evidently good enough to allow a driver to win races and lead the title battle, but Kubica is a driver making a comeback after eight years out of F1 and still has question marks over his ultimate ability. He would have a much better chance than he has now, but it is unlikely Kubica would be producing the sort of performances Hamilton has unlocked so far in 2019.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pierre Gasly
Teams Red Bull Racing Shop Now
Author Scott Mitchell