George 'confident' ahead of qualifying in Monaco
George ends Thursday free practice in P16 as the Formula One paddock gears up for the return of the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.
It was a tricky FP1 session for the British driver, who has only raced in Monaco twice, as he became reacquainted with the tight and twisty Monegasque circuit, pushing him down into P19 with a 1:14.840 lap time.
The afternoon session brought another opportunity for George to gain valuable data for his Williams team as they approach a historic 750th F1 race this Sunday.
George amassed 32 laps of the 3.3km circuit during the hour long FP2 session, delivering a 1:13.509 lap time to comfortably slot him into P16.
Unfortunately, a red flag for the stricken Haas of Mick Schumacher in the final stages of the session prevented George from improving on his lap time.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“Firstly, it is amazing to be back on the track in Monaco. It is so thrilling, pushing the car to the limit. It is obviously really difficult having 20 cars on the track in the space of an hour for everybody to get clear laps. I think we had a productive day; the car is roughly where we expected it to be. The Alfa Romeo’s look really fast, which is something that we did expect on this kind of circuit. We have a long day tomorrow to analyse everything and I am confident we can make some gains for Saturday.”
George will be on track for the final free practice session ahead of qualifying on Saturday May 22 from 11am BST.