At the last stage in Imola, George Russell could have earned his first points of the season, but crashed a car while on the track with a safety car. And although the Williams driver is still angry with himself, he is confident that he will be able to finish in the top ten by the end of the season, since at the moment the Williams car, he says, allows him to outstrip the main rivals from Alfa Romeo and Haas.
George Russell: “At Imola, I made a rookie mistake that I still can’t explain. I’m very angry with myself. We were incredibly fast in that race by our standards, but I crashed the car quite easily. I hit the gas, changed gear and hit a small bump on the highway, and then ended up in the wall.
Modern cars can be very difficult to drive. It is worth admitting the slightest inaccuracy, as soon as you have to pay for it, especially on cold tires. However, we will return to this position and next time we will do everything right. In recent weeks, the team has made a breakthrough in understanding the machine and choosing the right settings. We are now able to consistently outpace Alfa Romeo and Haas. ”