Gremlins grind George to a halt in Austrian Grand Prix
A fuel pressure problem forced George Russell to retire from the 2020 season opener.
Driving for Williams Racing, the 2020 World Championship officially restarts this weekend and as such, the Briton heads to Austria for the first of two consecutive races held at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
As a revered venue, 10 corners form the 4.318km-long circuit and with its high-speed layout, an efficient downforce package is demanded while strong ride characteristics and high levels of power unit cooling are also required.
After last driving the Williams FW43 in a productive pre-season testing period in February, George heads to the season-opener fuelled by determination while the British outfit looks to ensure a raceable and reliable package ahead of Sunday’s race.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I’m really excited to get back racing and at a circuit that I enjoy driving and have gone well at in the past. It was probably one of my best races in Formula One last year so I’m really looking forward to it. We’ve done a lot of virtual racing recently so it will be great to now race in reality and provide some entertainment for the fans that will be supporting us from home. From a performance perspective, I don’t want to pre-empt how we will get on as we’ve only really had winter testing. Regardless though, I will be going out there to give it my everything.”
Photographs courtesy of Williams Racing.