Delay with the official announcement of Sergey Sirotkin as a driver at Williams for 2018 is that the team from grove is waiting for the first payment from sponsors of the Russian driver, according to the Italian magazine Autosprint.
Williams has postponed a decision on the composition of the pilots until January, Sirotkin is still a favorite
After weeks of talks, Williams has made a choice in favor of Sirotkin and now wait only for the first tranche, and then Sergey will be officially approved by the pilot team for 2018. It is reported that the announcement of the Russians is only a matter of time.
In turn, the German edition of Auto Bild, citing its own sources, writes that Williams and Sirotkin agreed a two-year contract. In addition, they cite the following statistics: of the team, who last announced a pilot for next season, tend to experience serious financial problems.
Applications for the latest cockpit in the peloton over the last 25 years:
1994 Benetton Ford
1998 Tyrrell-Ford (Ricardo Rosset)
2000 Fontmetal Minardi
2001 European Minardi
2002 Arrows Cosworth
2003 Jordan Ford
2004 Jordan Ford
2005 Minardi Cosworth (Patrick Friesacher)
2006 Aguri-Honda (Yuji IDE)
2007 Toro Rosso Ferrari (Scott AIDS)
2008 Ferrari Force India (Adrian Sutil)
2009 Brawn-Mercedes (Rubens Barrichello)
2010 HRT-Cosworth (Bruno Senna)
2011 HRT-Cosworth (Vitantonio Liuzzi)
2012 Caterham-Renault (Vitaly Petrov)
2013 Marussia-Cosworth (Jules Bianchi)
2014 Caterham-Renault (Marcus Ericsson)
2015 Manor-Ferrari (Robert Mary)
2016 Manor-Mercedes (Rio Haryanto)
2017 Williams-Mercedes (Felipe Massa)
2018 Williams-Mercedes (Sergey Sirotkin?)
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