Robert Kubica (P18): 5/10
For the first time this season Robert Kubica beat his team mate in a race, meaning he was not the last man still running out on track at the chequered flag. But it was a somewhat Pyrrhic victory for the Pole and doesn't represent much in the way in real progress. For one thing, he was out-paced by reserve driver Nicholas Latifi in FP1, albeit only by 0.025s; and he was then much further behind George Russell on Friday afternoon when the Briton returned for FP2. Even with Russell missing FP3 with electrical issues, the rookie was once again much faster than Kubica in qualifying even if power unit penalties meant he would actually start behind Kubica from the back row. When the race got underway, Kubica stubbornly resisted letting the faster car get by even though it put Russell off-track and into a marker board. It all seemed rather unnecessary, even though Kubica himself described it as "good experience for when the car gets quicker." Hmmm.