George P16 on Friday after ‘enjoyable’ outing in Styria
As the Formula 1 paddock returns to the Red Bull Ring for the Styrian Grand Prix, George ends FP2 in P16.
George made a steady start to FP1, emerging on to the 4.3km Austrian circuit after eight minutes of the session but it wasn’t long before the British driver slotted his FW43-B into P11 15 minutes into the session.
George put in 32 laps of the scenic circuit during FP1, delivering his best lap time of 1:06.848 and ending the morning session in P15.
As the lights turned green for FP2, George was quick to join the track and start putting in more crucial laps of the Red Bull Ring.
The Brit was able to complete 39 laps and put in a 1:06.628 lap time to end the day in P16
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“It was enjoyable out there; the car felt good and our high fuel runs are looking really strong, so there are plenty of positives. The conditions were difficult at the start of FP2 with some rain, so I didn’t push too hard as it wasn’t worth the risk, but I think we’ve definitely got some more lap time in the pocket. We’ve been very consistent with our qualifying efforts this season, so I’m hoping for Q2 tomorrow. However, we’re also focussing on finding a balance which translates that qualifying performance into race pace, as that’s where the points are scored.”
FP3 for the StyrianGP will take place on Saturday June 26 from 11am BST.