George positive ahead of home race at Silverstone
Formula One returns to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix as the circuit is set to welcome a full capacity crowd for the first time since 2019.
The iconic 5.8km track is made up of some of the most renowned and challenging corners in F1. Of its 18 corners, the likes of Maggotts, Becketts and Abbey offer the biggest challenges for the drivers but also provide the most excitement.
The weekend format for the 2021 British Grand Prix is slightly different from those in the past. With the introduction of the ‘Sprint Qualifying’ on Saturday afternoon, traditional qualifying moves to Friday afternoon with only two free practice session taking place on a Friday morning and Saturday morning.
The traditional qualifying session will set the grid for Saturday's Sprint Qualifying. The Sprint Qualifying session will run over 100km with no pitstops and their position at the end of the session will determine their position for Sunday's race.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
I am really excited for my home race and to have all the British fans back will be an incredible experience. It will be a challenge with the new format this weekend, so we are going to have to be on our toes to make the most of it. All in all, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone is always a great weekend; it has the best crowds of the year, the fans are incredibly passionate, and the circuit offers great racing. There’s nothing quite like it.
George will be on track for FP1 from 2:30pm on Friday July 16.