George outqualifies his teammate for 37th consecutive time ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix
George maintains his reputation of ‘Mr Saturday’ as he makes his way into Q2 to qualify P15 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.
With cooler track conditions and change in wind direction, the Williams team opted for George to complete three runs in Q1 in order to get a feel for the changing track conditions before sending him out for a final attack run.
Despite yellow flags hindering other drivers, George was unaffected by them, setting his fastest lap of 1:31.316 to take him into Q2.
Due to the three runs in a warm Q1 session, there were no new Soft (C4) Pirelli tyres remaining for Q2 and George had to settle for P15, outqualifying his teammate for an incredible 37th consecutive time.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
That performance was the absolute maximum today and I am really happy. Even though we have made a step closer to the front of the field, the Alfa has made an even greater step, so I wasn’t expecting to get into Q2 today. I am really pleased we managed to put a clean lap together, get the most out of it and sneak into Q2. It’s going to be a tough, long race but we need to capitalise where we can and not make any mistakes.
George will be back on track for the opening race of the 2021 F1 season on Sunday March 28 at 16:00 BST.