George Finishes 15th at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix
ROKiT Williams Racing Driver George Russell finished the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in P15, leading home teammate Robert Kubica in the intra-team battle at the Baku City Circuit.
George started the race from 16th position, following a penalty to Alfa Romeo Racing's Kimi Raikkonen which saw him start from the pit-lane.
The Briton started on the Medium compound Pirelli tyres and made a good start to remain in touching distance with his rivals in front.
Once the tyres began to warm-up and come into their operating window, George was battling with the two Haas drivers and the Alfa Romeo of Antonio Giovinazzi as the race approached the first pitstop windows.
George pitted on Lap 25 from P12 for the Medium tyres once again for his second stint of the race. George pitted again on his two-stop strategy on Lap 38, swapping onto the Soft compound tyres which he ran to the chequered flag.
Despite the early setbacks in the weekend and a severe loss of track time, George crossed the line in P15, one place ahead of his ROKiT Williams Racing teammate Robert Kubica at the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
George Russell - ROKiT Williams Racing Driver:
"It’s not been a smooth weekend for us, but once we got going after qualifying, I felt fine. I am quite relieved that this weekend is over, it didn’t seem like anything was going our way.
Moving on to the next race, we are still pushing and hopefully Barcelona will be more positive."
The next race will see the Formula One World Championship start the European leg of the season, with the Spanish Grand Prix on the 10-12 May at the Circuit de Catalunya.
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