>


Advertisement
Rumors
Rumor Rating Description
A rumor rated as 'speculation' is one that has no supporting information
A rumor rated as 'strong' is one where we received information from more than one source.
A rumor rated as 'fact' is one that has proven to be true
A rumor rated as 'false' is one that has proven to be false based on new information
These rumors are just that, RUMORS, and are not to be taken as 'fact' unless so noted.  Please visit our Hot News page for news.  If you have a rumor, or can supply more information about one listed here, e-mail us with as much supporting information as possible and we may post it. User Agreement and Disclaimer. Newer rumors supersede older ones of the same topic.  Go to our forums to discuss any rumor.
for your iPhone
for your iPad

2018 NASCAR Silly Season Page | 2020 F1 Silly Season Page | 2020 IndyCar Silly Season Page

Go to our forums to discuss this news
DATE News (chronologically)
11/28/19
f1
Sergio Sette Camara to replace Robert Kubica (2nd Update)
Sergio Sette Camara, has check, will drive
Sergio Sette Camara, had check, not big enough

UPDATE This rumor is downgraded to 'false' as Canadian Nicholas Latifi brought a $30 million check and bought the ride at Williams.

07/17/19 (GMM) Speculation about Williams' 2020 driver lineup has arrived "too early".

That is the view of team boss Claire Williams, amid suggestions the struggling Grove team is looking for a replacement for Robert Kubica.

On his return to F1 after eight years, Kubica has struggled alongside rookie George Russell, with some believing Williams could replace him with Esteban Ocon as early as Spa.

"We're not thinking of replacing Robert this season," Claire Williams is quoted by Spain's El Mundo Deportivo.

"The speculation is frustrating, because unless you really know what's going on inside a team, you do not know what's going on," she said.

"Our relationship with Robert is as good as ever. He is focused, doing what he has to do and we're trying to help him by giving him a better car.

"We're not frustrated at all," Williams insisted.

"I'm sure he is a little frustrated because he doesn't have what he would like to have, but we're only in the middle of the season."

As for 2020, it is clear that Williams wants to keep the Mercedes development driver Russell next year, but may be looking at alternatives for his teammate.

One driver linked with Kubica's 2020 seat is Sergio Sette Camara, a Formula 2 frontrunner who is strongly backed by former Williams sponsor Petrobras.

Williams said: "It's too early to start talking about 2020. We are not yet in a position to make any decisions. And that won't come until the third quarter of the season."



07/16/19 (GMM) Williams could be lining up a replacement for its struggling race driver Robert Kubica.

Brazil's UOL reports that Sergio Sette Camara, currently fourth overall in Formula 2, has backing for the role by his sponsor Petrobras.

Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company, currently sponsors McLaren, where the 21-year-old is a test driver.

But when asked if McLaren uses Petrobras fuel, team boss Andreas Seidl said: "We use the same fuel (BP Castrol) as our engine supplier (Renault)."

UOL said Petrobras denied that it is in talks with Williams, its former F1 partner.

Rumors Archives
2000 2001 2002 2003
2004200520062007
2008200920102011
2012201320142015
2016201720182019
AutoRacing1 Inc. BBB Business Review

Search Rumors
Search Help

Banner 10000012