BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - AUGUST 01: Robert Kubica of Poland and Renault Sport F1 looks on from the pit wall during day one of F1 in-season testing at Hungaroring on August 1, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

One of the top teams in racing will pick from one of three candidates to fill a valuable seat


Three names have made the final list to drive for Williams F1 Racing in 2018.

Motorports.com is reporting that Robert Kubica, Felipe Massa and Paul di Resta are the focus of Williams, but that a decision is not expected quickly.

Kubica, who has driven for Renault Sport F1, is set to test for Williams in the coming weeks. Massa and di Resta are known quantities to Williams, with Massa already driving as a replacement for Valtteri Bottas and doing a respectable job. Di Resta has been a reserve for Williams, but not had a regular F1 ride since 2013.

Williams Racing is considered one of the premiere rides open for 2018 and, with not many teams having open rides, can take their time being selective. Whoever gets the nod will ride alongside Lance Stroll. One criteria for the slot that has factored in the decision - Williams arrangement with title sponsor alcohol brand Martini dictates that one of the drivers must be over the age of 25.