Day of learning for George in Turkey
Damp conditions hindered George’s chances of improvement as the Brit finished Formula One’s Turkish Grand Prix in P15.
The Turkish Grand Prix was a late addition to the 2020 calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will return for the 2021 season in place of the Singapore Grand Prix.
The 5.3km long, anti-clockwise circuit is comprised of 14 corners; 8 left-handers and 6 right including the fast, bumpy Turn 8.
On his first visit to the Turkish circuit, George ended the weekend in P16 after difficult conditions made the weekend particularly troublesome for the entire grid.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
I am really looking forward to Turkey. When we raced there in 2020 it was somewhat of an ice rink, which did offer a lot of opportunities! I don’t think it will be the same again this year, but we will be prepared for whatever the conditions have to throw at us.
I’m hopeful we can take turn eight flat out as that will be a great experience in the current generation of cars. We’ve now scored points in four of the last five races so we’re going into this weekend full of confidence and hopefully can achieve yet another good result.
FP1 for the Turkish Grand Prix will take place at 9:30 am BST on Friday, October 8.