George prepared to 'rectify mistake' in Imola
As the Formula 1 paddock moves to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, George prepares to take on the ‘fantastic circuit’ for the second time in 6 months.
The 4.909km track returned to the calendar in 2020 after a 13-year absence after the Covid pandemic caused a reshuffle of the pre-planned events.
The narrow circuit makes overtaking difficult, making race strategy even more important for George and his Williams team they take on the nine right-hand and twelve left-hand corners of the Italian circuit.
George will be looking to learn from the mistakes of last year where he crashed out of the points behind a safety car.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“Imola is a fantastic circuit; it’s very fast and you really need to be committed. It also has a lot of character that the newer tracks sometimes lack, and you feel that when you’re bouncing over the kerbs. I’m very happy that the track is back on the calendar this season.
I made what is probably the biggest mistake of my career at Imola in 2020 when crashing under the safety car. It’s a track where, if you make a mistake, you’re out. But that’s what racing should be about! I’ll look to try and rectify my mistake from last year with a good result this weekend.”
George will be on track for FP1 of the Emilia Romagna GP on Friday April 16 from 10am BST.