Russell excited for French GP after F2 feature race win

19-06-2019 12:52
by Jake Williams-Smith
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Russell excited for French GP after F2 feature race win

George Russell says he is excited ahead of Formula 1's return to France for the start of the European stint of the season.

Russell has been stuck at the rear of the field for all of 2019 due to the uncompetitive Williams but says he is excited about the French Grand Prix, citing his win at Paul Ricard last season in Formula 2, having been victorious in the feature race.

"I am really looking forward to driving at Paul Ricard and returning to the European leg of the season," Russell said in the team's French Grand Prix preview.

"It has been great fun racing overseas, but it will be nice to get back to some tracks that we know well and can maximise.

"Last year in FIA Formula 2, France was a great event for me, as I won the feature race."

So far this season, Russell has out-performed his teammate Robert Kubica in the popular Pole's first season back in the sport since his horrific rally crash.

Kubica himself added that he was feeling positive ahead of the race, saying his experience in other series' would help his preparation for the event.

"I know the track pretty well from previous series and tests, such as Formula 3 and World Series by Renault," Kubica explained.

"I am looking forward to racing there once again as it is a unique track with no gravel traps or run-off areas, so it is very safe."

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