'Mixed feelings' ahead of Baku for George
Formula One returns to Baku after a one-year absence for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
The 6km city circuit is comprised of a mix of tight, twisty and wide-open sectors, sweeping through the narrow old town and past the medieval city walls.
Whilst the Baku circuit has only been on the F1 calendar since 2016, it has made its impression with the drivers as the track proves punishing for some and generous for others.
George has tasted success at the Baku circuit before, claiming a sprint race victory in 2018 during his F2 campaign.
On his last visit to the Azerbaijani city circuit, George claimed P15 after making two positions from his P17 qualifying place.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“I’m looking forward to Baku. It’s another street circuit, but it has a different dynamic to Monaco. There’s a lot of big braking zones from high-speed and with walls just behind the track it’s difficult to attack the corners. You also go through the castle section which has the trickiest corner on the Formula One calendar, it’s so tight and you can win or lose so much time there. I have mixed feelings from Baku; it’s always been one of my best circuits, but I’ve never had a huge amount of luck there. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to it and let’s see how we get on.”
FP1 for the Azerbaijan GP will take place on Friday June 4 from 9:30AM BST.