Russell points to lack of retirements: "Shame nothing happened in front"

20-06-2021 17:54
F1 News
Russell points to lack of retirements: Shame nothing happened in front

Except for a one-off appearance in the Mercedes car, George Russell has been parked at the back of the Formula 1 grid in an underperforming Williams car. Despite not scoring points, the Brit believes the French Grand Prix was his "best race" for the Williams team. 

No DNF

Russell finished in P12, ahead of Charles Leclerc's Ferrari on merit. The 23-year-old gained two places during the race but it wasn't enough to score his first points for Williams. For just the 10th time in Formula 1, no cars retired and Russell points to this in his interview with Sky Sports. 

"I would go as far to say it was our best race. It's a shame nothing happened in front because 12th on merit is a good result. Really pleased with that," Russell said

"It was really difficult. A couple of overtakes and did a good one on Tsunoda at the end which for us finishing ahead of these cars - the Alfa's, Ocon, Tsunoda. Overtaking him on track was massive and finishing 12th on merit."

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