The crucial improvements Russell needs to soothe Styrian GP DNF "hurt"
Having been cruelly denied a long-awaited first points finish as a Williams driver at the Styrian GP, George Russell gets another crack at it this weekend at the Red Bull Ring. While his impressive pace remains unquestioned, a few other vital gains shown at recent races will be needed again to finally deliver
“We’ll get those points next week.”
George Russell made sure to console his Williams Formula 1 crew as he climbed out of his car 35 laps too early at last weekend’s Styrian Grand Prix.
It had been a fine weekend overall for both the British driver and his team, backing up what Russell had called his “best ever” race at Williams with his 12th place finish a week earlier at Paul Ricard.
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