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Author Topic: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams  (Read 803 times)

Offline cosworth151

Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
« on: November 06, 2018, 08:37:28 PM »
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  • Rob Smedley will leave Williams at the end of the season. Apparently, he's leaving F1 totally.

    "After 20 years in Formula 1, however, I feel its the right time to reflect on things and evaluate what the next move is. Im thoroughly looking forward to spending more time with my family before deciding on future opportunities.

    https://racer.com/2018/11/05/smedley-to-leave-williams-at-end-of-season/


    You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Luke

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 09:23:28 PM »
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  • I wonder if he will move to Venturi in Formula E  ;)
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Andy B

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 08:22:40 PM »
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  • He has stated that he is staying in F1 and is already looking at options available to him.
    Once you have retired every day is a Saturday!

    Offline Luke

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 08:52:24 PM »
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  • I am still unsure if he jumped or if he was pushed, to be honest.  Given the number of technical departures this season, I wouldn't be surprised either way.
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 04:58:41 AM »
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  • I wondered that my self. Here in the States, it's a running joke that every political appointee who is told that he "wants to resign" says that they "want to spend more time with the family."
    You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Luke

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 09:14:18 AM »
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  • Perhaps it was in line with Jeff Sessions' resignation...

    "At your request, I am submitting my resignation."

    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Scott

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 09:39:38 AM »
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  • I wondered that my self. Here in the States, it's a running joke that every political appointee who is told that he "wants to resign" says that they "want to spend more time with the family."

    I thought people went into politics because they dont want to spend time with their family.   ;)
    The Honey Badger doesn't give a...

    Offline Calman

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 08:04:09 PM »
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  • I have a feeling that Rob was gently pushed out of Williams, or simply didn't want to stick around a sinking ship.  Either way, he may pop up in Spain, running a local go cart business, while selling Sky Sports TV packages to locals!!!  :DD

    Seriously though, once he has spent time with his family (3hrs and 41 minutes) ... he may pop up in Formula E in the near future!! (or commentate 'Geordie Style' for Sky F1).

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)

    Anyone Have A Decent Pen?

    Offline Calman

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 04:38:22 PM »
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  • He has stated that he is staying in F1 and is already looking at options available to him.

    After "family time" and reflection on how bad things became at Williams, current rumours are now linking Rob with a potential return to Ferrari?

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
    Anyone Have A Decent Pen?

    Offline Luke

    Re: Rob Smedley Leaving Williams
    « Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 08:58:59 PM »
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  • After "family time" and reflection on how bad things became at Williams, current rumours are now linking Rob with a potential return to Ferrari?

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)

    "Sebastian, Charles is faster than you"
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.