Tyre Overheating Plagues George in Austin
George Russell took 17th place at the United States Grand Prix, experiencing a difficult afternoon of running for ROKiT Williams Racing.
After racing at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Formula One flew to Austin, Texas to race around the Circuit of the Americas - home of the United States Grand Prix and the 19th race of the 2019 season.
Learning a new circuit for the second time in two weeks, George got acquainted with the 5.513km-long venue very quickly, demonstrating strong pace in qualifying to deliver ROKiT Williams Racing with a place on the ninth row of the grid.
Starting on the Medium-compound tyres, George utilised a two-stop strategy amidst overheating issues throughout the 56-lap affair, running as high as 16th place before ultimately taking 17th at the chequered flag
George Russell - ROKiT Williams Racing Driver
“This race was trickier than normal. I struggled with the tyres overheating before they dropped off, making the car difficult to drive.
We decided to make a second stop and struggled with blue flags for the remainder of the race.
Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton on his sixth Drivers’ World Championship.”
Following the United States Grand Prix, Formula One heads to the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace - home of the Brazilian Grand Prix and the penultimate race of the 2019 season on November 15-17.
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