George ready to ‘have some fun’ on Saturday at the Bahrain Grand Prix
George is ready to face the final Formula 1 Triple-header of 2020 as he prepares to face the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Missing FP1 as Roy Nissany took the Brit’s place George was eager to get back out on track after a week’s break.
The session was halted twice with two separate red flags after a crash for Red Bull Racing’s Alex Albon, who was thankfully unhurt, which paused the session for the first time. The session was briefly stopped for a second time by an unlikely track invader after a dog made its way onto the track.
With Saturday’s weather set to be similar to Friday, Saturday’s free practice session is set to be crucial for George and his Williams team to finalise the car set-up ahead of qualifying.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“It was nice to get back out on track today under the lights as it is always pretty spectacular, so I enjoyed it. It hurt us slightly missing FP1, as it puts you on the back foot and then with those red flags from Alex’s crash and the appearance from the dog, it didn’t make it the easiest session. It affected my low-fuel run on the soft tyre as I was on the outlap both times the session got red-flagged. However, we have been in this position before, and we know what to do. It will be a long evening into the early hours of tomorrow, and then we’ll wake up tomorrow and go and have some fun. Let’s see what we can do.”
George will be back on track for FP3 at 11am GMT Saturday November 28.