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Russell thinks his Styrian GP misfortune is “typical”

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43B. Steiermark Grand Prix, Sunday 27th June 2021. Spielberg, Austria.

George Russell is not surprised by his retirement from Styrian GP after what could have been his first points finish with Williams.

Styrian GP could have been a huge race for Williams’ driver Russell. He started the race 10th and eventually got up to 8th position. It looked like the chances of finishing in the top 10 were high. However, his first pit stop was extremely long, which forced him to lose a lot of positions. All in all, his race ended prematurely for him as he had to retire the car due to pneumatic pressure problem, making it another heartbreak race for the young Briton. Quite naturally, he was frustrated after the race.

“It’s such a shame,” Russell told Ziggo Sport. “Racing is never easy. It’s never… fair is not the right word. You make your own luck, and ultimately, something went wrong today.”

“But for us, we’re not here consistently, and it’s just typical. I don’t really know what to think or to say, to be honest.”

“It’s such a shame for everybody in the team. They’ve worked so hard for this, and it’s been such a long time coming.”

Russell also believed that the points finish would have been vital for the team.

“These points today would have been massive, not just for the morale, but if I finished P8 or P7 – I think P7 was probably possible, I was quicker than Alonso – four or six points in the constructors’ would have been massive. Absolutely massive for us,” he commented.

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