Fun but difficult day in Texas for George
An incredible drive from George saw him climb from P20 to P14 in Formula One’s US Grand Prix.
Despite qualifying in P15 on Saturday, George was forced to start from the back of the grid in P20 with an engine penalty.
George lined up on the grid on a set of Medium compound Pirelli tyres alongside Fernando Alonso.
As the lights went out, George made a lightning getaway, making up five places on the first lap and one further position into P14 by lap two of the 56 lap race.
By lap 10, George was running in P13 before pitting for his first stop, switching from the Medium to the Hard tyres and re-joining the race in P17.
The Brit steadily began to regain positions and by lap 26, George and Sebastian Vettel were battling for the P13.
On lap 33, George pitted for his second stop, changing onto another set of Hard tyres and emerging back in P16.
George moved up into P15 one lap later where he remained until lap 51 when he gained one position after the Alpine of Fernando Alonso retired.
George ended the race in P14, six places ahead of his start position.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
I had some good fun today but we didn’t really have the pace this weekend to challenge for the points-paying positions. I made a good start and moved from P20 up to P14 but was then struggling to keep Fernando (Alonso) and Sebastian (Vettel) behind me. Once they were past it was a long, lonely race from then on in. It was a tricky weekend overall but none of our rivals scored any points so it’s onwards to Mexico.
F1 returns for the Mexican Grand Prix at 5:30 pm on Friday, November 5.