George claims P4 in Montreal
George continues his top-five finishing streak as he ends the Canadian Grand Prix in P4
With the sun shining over the Canadian circuit, George lined up on the Medium Pirelli tyres in P8.
As the lights went out, George maintained his P8 position until Turn 10 as he swooped past the Haas of Mick Schumacher and into P7.
The Brit continued to make good progress through the early stages of the race, climbing into P5 as he overtook Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen.
On lap 20 of the 70-lap race, a car issue for Sergio Perez caused the Mexican to stop at the exit of Turn 17 and George seized the opportunity to pit for a set of Hard tyres, returning to the track in P5.
As the race unfurled, the Brit capitalised on pitstops from Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton to move into P3 before pitting on lap 46 to switch onto the Medium tyres and re-joining in P4.
A crash for Yuki Tsunoda brought out a Safety car on lap 49, preventing any overtaking and bunching the field up.
On lap 54, racing resumed, and George continued chasing down the top three for the podium.
George maintained his position until the end of the race, taking the chequered flag in P4 to continue his top-five finishing streak.
George Russell – Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team Driver
I had total confidence we'd have been able to carve our way past the Haases and the Alpines. We were certainly concerned that Leclerc and Checo would be able to come through and we were fortunate enough to keep them behind us. Ultimately our race pace was closer to Ferrari and Red Bull than we've seen all season, but we've had performance issues and they haven't. Everything is easier in hindsight and I probably would have liked to have pitted under the first VSC but at the end of the day, I don't think it would have changed my finishing result. The pace was really strong in the first stint, on the second stint it was strong, and the final stint after the restart, I don't know why but I just couldn't get my tyres working. So that was a bit of a shame, to drop back slightly and not be in the fight. Nevertheless, P4, good points for the Team and it's great to be back on the podium as Mercedes.