Russell finished in 16th place at the race in Montreal only the second time this season that he has finished in a place above the bottom two racers to finish. After finishing P15 in Monaco, the P16 in Canada is continued yet slow progress for the Williams team who have had a torrid start to the 2019 season.
After finishing last in the Constructors' Championship in 2018 things have not improved for Williams with the team yet to score a point. However, in a car, far worse than the rest of the field Russell's performances are a definite positive for the team.
Following the race, Russell admitted the team made the most out of the situation and will look for some more downforce.
“The car was feeling relatively nice to drive and we made the most of the package,” said Russell as quoted by The Chequered Flag.
“We now need to bolt some downforce on it and hopefully we will find some lap time.
“Overall, I was pleased with my performance today and we made the most of the situation.”