George completes productive Friday ahead of Styrian GP
Five days on from the opening round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship, George Russell was back on track at the Red Bull Ring in preparation for the Styrian Grand Prix.
After sitting out of FP1 for Williams Racing Reserve Driver Jack Aitken, George was back in the cockpit of the FW43 for second practice and 90-minutes of running.
Completing 33 laps, the Briton’s prime focus over the session was qualifying simulations for Saturday before completing high-fuel running to refine long-distance pace for Sunday’s race.
With a 1:05.588s run, George cemented 15th in the session, 0.067s up the road from team-mate Nicholas Latifi who was 17th.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“This morning I was sat on the side lines for FP1 as Jack was in the car. This afternoon wasn’t quite as positive as we were hoping, and the track was absolutely roasting today. We did try a lot of things with the set-up and they weren’t as good as we had hoped. However, it was productive to understand why it wasn’t as positive and we learnt from that. I am quite pleased having this back-to-back at the same track, because it has given us the opportunity to try something quite drastic. I would like a nice and consistent rest of the weekend so I can go out there and show what I can do.”
George will again take to the track on Saturday morning for one final hour of running ahead of qualifying for the second race of the 2020 campaign.