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Williams chose Sirotkin on ability, insists SMP boss

The co-founder of SMP Racing has insisted that Sergey Sirotkin won his 2018 seat at Williams based on ability alone. There have been complaints that the team chose Sirotkin over Robert Kubica because of the sponsor money he can bring from SMP. But Boris Rotenberg insists that is not the case. "Money is always an important part of motorsport, it's an expensive sport," he acknowledged this week. "But here it's not a money principle. "It's Sergey, who's proven he can work with the car," he said. "He can be as fast as the team's regular drivers. "He can work with the machinery, the engineers, and establish a great relationship with the team. "That's why...
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