Robert Kubica (P18): 6/10
Forced to sit out first practice in deference to Nicholas Latifi - the man widely tipped to take over the race seat from him in 2020 - Robert Kubica made a solid start in FP2 when he was only two tenths off the pace of his regular team mate George Russell. But he was a full second slower in the damp final practice the next day, and it was even worse in qualifying when the margin opened up to over 1.2s - an eternity in F1 terms when it comes to drivers using the same equipment. Dramas further up the order meant that the back of the field proved to be quite busy with visitors including Lando Norris, Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly dropping in and livening things up. More promisingly, the Williams seemed similar in pace to both of the Haas cars throughout the afternoon, the first time they've been anything like as close to one of the supposed midfield teams. However a late puncture meant that by the end Kubica was once again the last man still running at the chequered flag, and one of five cars to have slipped two laps off the lead.