George excited to return to Mugello for Tuscan GP
George Russell is primed and ready for the inaugural running of the Tuscan Grand Prix – the ninth round of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship and the final leg of the season’s third triple-header.
At 5.254kms-long, Mugello is composed of 15 fast, sweeping corners with significant elevation changes and as such, is acclaimed by many drivers as one of the greatest racing circuits on Earth.
While the track has seen a number of high profile series race there in the past, Formula 1 has never visited Mugello, with the venue marking the first of three new tracks on the 2020 calendar.
Despite this, George holds some experience around the circuit having raced there in the 2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Alps Series, taking a pair of points finishes en route to fourth in the Drivers’ Championship.
After a pair of difficult race weekends at Spa and Monza, Mugello should suit Williams Racing’s FW43 package, given the track’s parallels with the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I am really excited to drive at Mugello. I drove there six years ago, and it was one the best tracks I have ever driven. It will be incredibly physical for all of the drivers out there with the extremely high speeds. This circuit should suit us more than the last two so I will be going there and giving it my all and hope for a good weekend.”
Practice for the Tuscan Grand Prix will commence on Friday, where George will begin his preparations for qualifying on Saturday and Sunday’s 59-lap race.