George looking forward to Barcelona and 'interesting' Turn 10 changes
George is ready to move on from his mixed weekend in Portugal and take on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for Formula One’s Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.
The familiar 4.675km circuit usually plays host to F1 winter testing so all the drivers are well acquainted with the track. However, due to the pandemic, winter testing took place in Bahrain so this will be the paddocks first visit this year.
George will be hoping to improve on his P17 finishes at the last two SpanishGP as he goes in search of his first F1 points with Williams.
The British driver will not take part in FP1 in Barcelona as test driver Roy Nissany takes his place for the first practice session of the weekend but will be on track for FP2.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I have very mixed feelings from our weekend in Portugal. There were lots of positives to takeaway, but equally lots of lessons to learn from the performance on Sunday. We know the strengths and weaknesses of the car so hopefully we can work on that over the course of this week.I’m lo
oking forward to returning to Barcelona; the first two sectors are fast and flowing, which makes them great to drive. When you arrive at the final sector it’s quite slow and it does not offer any overtaking opportunities which can definitely hurt, but it will also be interesting to see how the change to Turn 10 impacts the driving and the racing.”
FP1 for the SpanishGP will take place on Friday May 7 at 10:30 AM BST.