Wet conditions hamper George’s Saturday in Istanbul
Red flags and heavy rain caused a compact and hectic qualifying session, knocking George out in Q1 in F1’s first Turkish Grand Prix in nine-years.
FP3 track conditions proved even more difficult than Friday as George and most of the grid struggled to generate temperature into their tyres into the Intermediate and Wet tyres.
Despite conditions failing to improve for Qualifying, George was able to find some grip in the tyres and improve his position, setting his quickest lap time in his final push but was unable to advance through to Q2.
George ended the Saturday session in 18th position but will start from the back of the grid after taking his fourth power unit of the season.
George Russell – Williams Racing Driver
“Today, qualifying wasn’t as important for us as we already knew that we will be starting at the back of the grid due to the penalty. I was very keen to try and set some laps to see how the car was feeling though, but unfortunately that was the limit today. I had very little grip as it was incredibly difficult to get the tyres working. Hopefully it will be an interesting race. We know that a lot can be gained on the opening laps, so we will be trying to make a good start.”
The race will start on Sunday November 15 at 10:10 AM GMT.