George Russell finished the Belgian Grand Prix in second place, as the race never got underway with the exception of a few Safety Car laps due to heavy rain on the track.
The Belgian Grand Prix saw heavy rain which made it impossible for the drivers to race in the 4-hour window the event ended up having. This means that Williams driver George Russell keeps his second-place position and gets his first-ever podium in Formula 1.
“It doesn’t matter [how I’ve got in the podium],” he jokingly said. “It’s not often you get rewarded for a great qualifying run, but we definitely got that today. First of all, I want to apologize to the fans and thank them for staying here to cheer us on. We were all in the same boat.”
While Russell admitted he didn’t like not being able to race, he recognized that it was a positive result for his team.
“It’s a shame we couldn’t race, but for our team, this is a fantastic result. We’re probably going to celebrate a bit tonight. The whole team deserves this.
“So much work has been put in over the last few years and we haven’t really been rewarded for it. But we did everything right yesterday and that’s why we’re on the podium.
“I really didn’t expect that this year, that’s for sure.”