The Grove-based outfit has consistently been the slowest team on the grid this year after an already woeful 2018 season. Things have not improved immediately but Russell says that the team will make gains sooner rather than later.
Speaking to Motorsport Week, Russell said that he was positive the team could find the sources of their problems and fix them before the end of the season.
“I think so yeah. The car is not where we want to be. But it’s not like we’re three seconds off the pace and the car feels great.
“The car doesn’t feel good, so there’s hope that if we improve that balance feeling, make it more driveable for myself and Robert then the performance should come.”
Speaking after the race, Russell admitted the team had struggled once more in the race despite there being a positive feeling after qualifying.
"It was a standard Grand Prix for us. Our race pace was probably slower than the qualifying pace, so that is something for us to look at.
"It has been an intriguing weekend for us. We have brought some test items and got some decent information from those. I think we are going in the right direction."