MANAMA - The struggling Williams Formula One team are short of spare parts for their cars and will have to play safe in Bahrain this weekend, Polish driver Robert Kubica said on Thursday.
The former champions finished last overall in 2018 and started the new season badly, with their car late to testing and then significantly slower than the rest despite having a winning Mercedes engine.
Williams qualified at the back of the grid in this month's Australian season-opener.
"It is not an easy situation also from a drivers' point of view because we will be limited with spare parts and everything," Kubica told reporters at the Sakhir circuit ahead of Sunday's second race of the year.
"It is putting the driver in a difficult position," added the Pole, whose car's performance was compromised in Melbourne when he damaged his car's floor in practice.