F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 Japanese GP

Robert Kubica (P19): 5/10
The relationship between Robert Kubica and Williams appears to be deteriorating by the hour since he announced he would be leaving the team at the end of the season. In Sochi he was ordered to retire from the race to save parts, which angered both him and his primary sponsor; this weekend he had cause to be relieved that Williams had hoarded those spares, since they had to rebuild his FW42 with a new chassis following his wind-assisted accident at the start of qualifying. But even though they managed to get the work done in time for him to start the race, he was still fuming about decisions and "other factors" taken without his agreement that adversely impacted his race. We suspect that it was because he was told he couldn't run the new-spec front wing that gave him a noticeable boost on Friday, but if so then it was only ever meant to be a test of 2020 development parts. Either way, Sunday saw him resolutely stuck back at the back, exactly where he's been for virtually the entire season.