George enjoys good battles on his way to 14th at the Portuguese Grand Prix
It was a difficult day in the Algarve for George as he leaves Formula 1’s Portuguese Grand Prix in 14th.
George avoided early drama, battling with Red Bull’s Alex Albon and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to move himself up to 13th.
Capitalising on a clash between Lando Norris and Lance Stroll at Turn 1, George moved up into the Top 10 and, as drivers opted to pit, the Brit moved up into 7th behind Ocon.
George utilised his Medium compound tyres until lap 36 of 66 when he pitted to change onto the Hard Pirellis. Unfortunately, an issue with the pitstop meant George faced an unnecessary battle with Antonio Giovinazzi and Valterri Bottas, missing out on the chance to challenge Norris and Albon again.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“It was a good race, the car felt great and the pace was strong. I had some massive moments behind Ocon when I was trying to overtake him and Alex [Albon], and another behind Giovinazzi later in the race. It is a shame that every time we have a good result there is chaotic race in front of us, and today again there was only one retirement. Points will come, but there are plenty of positives to take away from today; the car was feeling fast and I had some good battles out there.”
George will return to track at Imola on Saturday October 31 at 9am GMT.