George Maximises Mexican GP Qualifying Performance
George Russell put in an admirable Mexican Grand Prix qualifying performance for ROKiT Williams Racing, outpacing team-mate Robert Kubica for the 18th time this season.
Taking to the track at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the first time in his career on Friday, George had a positive start in Mexico City and built upon this further in FP3, accumulating 75 laps over the three sessions.
George put this extensive mileage to his advantage on Saturday afternoon in qualifying, completing 10 laps over the course of three separate runs to secure a 1:18.823 lap - his fastest time of the weekend by 1.145s.
Trailing Haas F1 driver Romain Grosjean by just over two tenths, George’s performance was worthy of 19th, over 1.3s ahead of team-mate Kubica who qualified in 20th place.
George Russell - ROKiT Williams Racing Driver
“It was really tricky out there for everybody, but I was pleased with the lap. There was still a bit more in there, but we are definitely going in the right direction.
I think our long run pace is better than our single lap pace, especially versus the Haas cars and the Alfa Romeos, so we will have to see what we can do tomorrow.”
With ROKiT Williams Racing showing positive race pace, George will contest the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday over 71 laps.
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