Russell thinks 8th place was his maximum at Sochi

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing FW43B. Russian Grand Prix, Sunday 26th September 2021. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Credits: Williams Racing.

George Russell is not surprised with the outcome of last Sunday’s Russian GP.

Why it matters: The Williams driver started the race 3rd and crossed the finish line 10th.


  • Russell is happy about how the race unfolded, but admits that Williams was not that competitive.
  • The young Briton reveals that used intermediate tires were not in his favor at the end of the race.

What he had to say:

  • “I thought we had a really strong race today. I don’t think we could have expected much more to be honest. We know the pace of the car; if we’d pitted early, if we’d pitted late, everybody else would have found a way around us.”
  • “We went through all of our sets of inters throughout qualifying yesterday [on Saturday], so they were already like a slick before putting them on. So just had no grip out there and lost two positions. So P8 was the maximum out there today [on Sunday], but we’ll take P10.”
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