Faustus wrote: Aislabie wrote:
Miguel98 wrote:Jamie Chadwick
If she has the Super Licence points then this would actually be quite a good call. Good marketing, quick driver, and if they're still at the arse-end of the field then she can't stand out by being especially bad if everything went sideways
I don't think she has the points for it, even though, as you say, it would be great to see her do it.
I expect Williams will have 2 paying drivers next year, between Sette Camara, Latifi, Markelov and the like.
Currently, I think she does not have any superlicence points - her 9th and 8th places in the British Formula 3 championship were too low to earn any points, and the only other thing which perhaps could count - her British GT championship - would be too far in the past to count now.
Winning the W Series would net her 15 points, which is still a long way short of the 40 point threshold - it's still some way short of the 25 point threshold for even getting a practise only licence. Unless she starts doubling up in more series, I can't see her earning the necessary minimum number of points this year.
I believe that Latifi is currently on course to qualify for a superlicence though, thanks to his finishes in Formula 2 - he's probably a pretty likely candidate for a seat at Williams next year.
On another note, we now have Helmut Marko issuing a statement stating that Red Bull are not planning on getting rid of Gasly during the season, saying that they will end the season with the same driver line up they started with. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mark ... t/4503923/
That said, he does concede that Kvyat's form is starting to put Gasly under pressure - and some have noted that Marko was also saying very similar things about Kvyat just a few weeks before Kvyat was booted back to Toro Rosso, so it's probably not going to be much comfort for Gasly to hear that...