George excited to return to Spa as 2020 season resumes
George Russell is primed for the return of the 2020 Formula 1 World Championship as the season resumes at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – the home of the Belgian Grand Prix.
As the seventh race of the current campaign, the Belgian Grand Prix signals the start of Formula 1’s third triple-header of the season, with races at Monza and Mugello following in close succession.
Situated in the Ardennes forest, Spa is one of the most iconic circuits in Formula 1 and is acclaimed for its ferocity as cars are pushed to the very edge of their capabilities.
A high downforce Sector 2 divides the low drag demands of Sectors 1 and 3, meaning that a balanced car set-up is key in order to unlock lap time and therefore, find success.
At 7.004kms long, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the longest venue on the F1 calendar and with ever-changing weather conditions, rainfall can often impact action, generating the perfect conditions for unpredictability.
For the weekend, Pirelli will bring a range of tyres that are softer than those used in the 2019 event, meaning that the wear and degradation of each compound will have to be examined thoroughly throughout practice prior to qualifying and the race.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I am looking forward going back racing for the next triple header. On paper, Spa may be a slightly harder circuit for us, due to the high efficiency of the track with the long straights and fast corners. However, we should have a few different components to try and see if that helps us. Nevertheless, it’s going to be great going back to Spa. It looks like it is going to be varied weather conditions which should mix things up and we will be pushing as hard as always to make the most of what the weekend gives us.”
George will take to the track on Friday morning in his Williams Racing FW43 for practice before contesting qualifying on Saturday and completing 44 laps in Sunday’s race.