Russell: France “the best race I’ve ever had”

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – JUNE 20: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Williams Racing FW43B Mercedes on track during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 20, 2021 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Joe Portlock – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

George Russell finished the Formula 1 French Grand Prix in the 12th position, just two places outside of the points, something he calls the best race he’s had with his team so far.

Russell qualified for the Grand Prix in the 14th position and made two places throughout the race to finish 12th. The driver stated the conditions on track were difficult, but that the strategy outcome was positive.

“It was a really good afternoon,” Russell said. “We made a couple of overtakes, including Tsunoda on track, and managed to finish ahead of Ocon and the Alfa Romeos, too.

“The conditions out there were tricky, and it was hard to keep the temperature in the tires without too much graining, but the car felt good and we made the strategy work really well.

“Finishing 12th on merit is a great achievement and I would go as far as saying it’s probably the best race I’ve ever had with the team.”

The driver stated that despite his good result, it is “frustrating” to have a race with no retirement when they perform well.

“It’s just so frustrating, every time we have a good race there’s never any retirements or incident or anything. This has happened I think three times now where we’ve finished 12th or something and we’ve had a really strong race. But It’ll come, I’m just really happy with how things panned out.”

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