George hoping to ‘capitalise on any opportunities’ in Hungary
George out-qualify his teammate for the 47th time ahead as he ends qualifying for Formula One’s Hungarian Grand Prix in P17.
In the final practice session of the weekend, George began the day on the Soft compound Pirelli tyres to move himself into P14 on the timings, a position he maintained for the majority of the session.
A crash for Haas driver Mick Schumacher brought out a red flag with only 16 minutes remaining on the clock. Fortunately, Schumacher was unharmed.
With only 10 minutes remaining, the session restarted, and George wasted little time in getting back onto the track to put in a 1:18.794 lap time to move him into P12.
A final flurry of fast laps moved George down into P16 where he ended the morning session.
It was a tricky qualifying for George as he struggled with the car in the baking conditions of the Hungaroring.
The Brit ended the session in P17.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“It’s the first time all season we haven’t progressed to Q2 but we can’t get it right every time. I didn’t have the confidence in the car today for whatever reason and the lap just didn’t come together for me. We’ve done an amazing job to be in Q2 in the first 10 races of the season and this time, we did a fine job when we normally do an excellent job. For us, fine is not enough. That is how it is sometimes but we’re looking forward to tomorrow. It is going to be a difficult race as it is so hot here and the tyres are going to be really tricky to manage. Hopefully we can do a better job than the others and capitalise on any opportunities.”
George will be back on track for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday August 1 from 2pm BST.