Russell speaks up for former teammate: Very difficult for every driver

Russell speaks up for former teammate: "Very difficult for every driver"

20-09-2021 12:16 Last update: 12:52

Robert Kubica made his comeback at Williams in 2019, but after just one year the Pole disappeared from Formula 1 again. During the Grands Prix at Zandvoort and Monza, Kubica was allowed to step back into a Formula 1 car after all. He replaced Kimi Raikkonen who was infected with the coronavirus. George Russell hopes that it was not the last appearance of his former teammate at the highest level.

Russell drove in his first season in the pinnacle of motor sport with Kubica by his side. He has good memories of it, he is quoted by .

Kubica not lucky

"Yeah it's always good to have Robert on the grid. Robert’s a fantastic guy, a great driver. I hope he gets another shot in Formula 1. I feel sorry for him because he got thrown in for FP3 onwards at Zandvoort and then he arrived in Monza and it’s a Sprint event and you don’t have the time to improve the car," said Russell.

Russell, who himself will switch to the Mercedes team next year and become Lewis Hamilton's teammate. "For any driver that’s very, very difficult. But every time he jumps in he makes the most of the situation, and I think he did a very, very good job this weekend and in Zandvoort. So I hope to see him in Formula 1 again.”

Raikkonen back

What is certain is that Kimi Raikkonen will be back this weekend in Sochi. The Alfa Romeo driver has fully recovered from his infection.

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