Frustrating Sunday in Mexico for George
George finished in P16 after a difficult day at Formula One’s Mexico Grand Prix.
George lined up on the grid in P16 on a set of Medium compound Pirelli tyres as he prepared to do battle.
As the lights went out, George was able to avoid any incidents down into Turn one and swooped into P9, making up seven positions before a safety car prevented him from advancing any further.
By lap four of the 71 lap race, the track was deemed clear, and racing resumed with George being hotly pursued by the Alfa Romeo of Kimi Raikkonen.
The Brit was able to fend off the Fin for five laps but was unable to keep Raikkonen at bay and found himself falling into the clutches of Fernando Alonso who quickly passed George, dropping him into P11.
On lap 17, George pitted to switch from the medium to the hard tyres, re-emerging in P14 and beginning his battle with Alpine’s Esteban Ocon.
The duo fought hard for 23 laps before Ocon finally found his way past the Brit.
George remained in P15 until he was caught by Lance Stroll with 14 laps remaining, moving him back down into P16 where he ended his race.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
It was probably the most difficult race of the season so far. We made a good start and had moved up to P9 from P16 on lap one which was relatively strong, and I thought we could be on for a good result. However, we did not have the pace after that and went backwards so there’s lots to review. It wasn’t a very enjoyable afternoon but the positive is that this Grand Prix is a unique race with the temperature management that is required, so hopefully our pace in Brazil will be better than here.
F1 will return for the Brazil Grand Prix with FP1 getting underway at 3:30 pm GMT on Friday, November 12.