George looks forward to ‘new challenge’ at Nürburgring
George Russell is optimistic ahead of F1’s return to the Nürburgring for the 11th round of the season, having enjoyed past successes at the Eifel circuit in junior formulas.
After a tough and disappointing race at the Sochi Autodrom, George is aiming to use his previous experience at the historic German circuit to his advantage as he heads to the inaugural Eifel Grand Prix.
The unpredictable and changeable climate of the Nürburgring– located 14-miles from the Eifel mountains – will play a massive determining factor for George and his William’s team as conditions are set to be cold and windy with the chance of rain fall.
The 5.148km circuit offers a real mix of corners and numerous straights including the tight Turn 1 right-hander and drop down to the Dunlop-Kehre hairpin which can prove tricky to navigate without any questionable weather.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I am really excited to go to the Nürburgring. The last time I drove there was five years ago, and it was one of my favourite circuits as it has a lot of character. It is going to be a new challenge for everybody, which gives opportunity and with these very cold and potentially rainy conditions on the horizon we have a lot to look forward to.”
Practice for the Eifel Grand Prix start on Friday ahead of Sunday’s 60 lap race.