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Russell “enjoys” experimenting to find extra performance

George Russell says that he is finding new excitement in exploring the engineering aspect of F1 and finding set-ups for his car.


  • Only six races remain in the 2021 F1 season and the teams start to wrapping up further production on their current packages.
  • This leaves the teams to find extra pace by tweaking the set-up of the car to find the right combinations for each circuit.
  • Russell explains that while it is not exactly his job within the team, he has found enjoyment in this process.

What he had to say:

  • “I think we probably developed this as far into the season as most, or as the majority of the teams. But I think it’s given us a unique situation to try more things from a race engineer perspective, trying different set-ups on the car, we know the package we’ve got, we know we’ve got nothing more to bring.”
  • “So what can we do with the package, we’ve got to try and find even more performance.”
  • “I’m enjoying that, delving into the engineering side even more to try new things. To be honest, since the summer break, we’ve been trying a lot of different directions and philosophies with the set-up of the car, and I’m just enjoying that side of things and expanding my knowledge further on the technical side of things.”
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