George Completes Extensive Running on Friday in Abu Dhabi
George Russell completed an extensive running program in practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, recording the equivalent of an entire race-worth of data for ROKiT Williams Racing.
Taking to the 5.554km-long Yas Marina Circuit, George completed 24 tours of the state-of-the-art venue in FP1, posting a 1:41.362 run despite feeling unwell over the course of the 90-minute session.
Returning to the track in the twilight conditions of FP2, George bettered his previous personal-best of the day, improving my an impressive 1.85s on a cooler racing surface to record the 19th-fastest time ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica.
Lapping the Yas Marina Circuit on a total of 56 occasions, the Briton drove the equivalent of 311km - more than the distance of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
George Russell - ROKiT Williams Racing Driver
“The car was feeling nice to drive, probably one of the best of the year, but the pace was quite slow. It was tricky around the circuit, because it changes a lot from FP1 to FP2 as the conditions get cooler and it turns from day to night. I was enjoying it and it was good fun to drive. I felt that I learnt something from FP2 in the long runs, especially after the red flag as our pace was stronger in relative terms.
I have not been feeling great, but the session was good for me and I feel fine to drive, which is the most important thing.”
George will complete one final practice session before contesting qualifying for the final race of the 2019 Formula One season.
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