George qualifies P15 after fifth Q2 visit of the season
George makes his fifth Q2 appearance of the 2021 Formula One season to make P15 ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.
George continued to live up to his ‘Mr Saturday’ reputation with another incredible qualifying performance, squeezing his way out of Q1 in P14 ahead of the Aston Martin of Sebastian Vettel with a 1:12.016.
The British driver amassed 24 laps in the short Q2 session as he tried to extract the maximum from his FW43-B machine and delivered a superb 1:11.830 lap time. However, George was unable to make any further headway in the session, ending the session in P15 where he will start Sunday’s race.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“That was the maximum today, and the Q1 lap was great. It is just exhilarating to get a good lap around here because it is not easy. It was very difficult in practice, and I was struggling to get the confidence in the car, however in qualifying things seemed to come together. We knew that our car isn’t that well suited to low-speed corners, and we knew the Alfa Romeos could be quick. To outqualify an Alpha Tauri and an Alpine to get P15 is the best we could have done. It is an interesting race here; it is a difficult street circuit where a lot of things can happen. Tomorrow is going to be won and lost for everybody in the pits, so let’s wait and see what happens.”
George will be on track for the MonacoGP on Sunday May 23 for 2pm BST.