When a driver is that good

16. Sep 2020 
by Ziv Knoll

George Russell has yet to score a championship point in his young Formula One career, but the Englishman, winner of the 2018 Formula 2 championship at his first attempt, where others need two or three seasons, has so far done more than enough in F1 to impress us.

As a rookie last year, he has dominated his experienced team-mate Robert Kubica in every single race, and never stopped trying in what was (by far) the slowest car of the grid.

This year he has qualified (his improved but not yet super competitive Williams) in places where it doesn’t belong, outperforming the car intrinsic speed and succeeding in reaching Q2, no less than 5 times.

His record is impressive: George Russell is still to be beaten by a team-mate in qualifying. The score is 30-0 !

And his race craft is no less impressive: he shows speed, grit and lucidity in the thick of the action. Give Russell a good car and podiums and victories will follow.

Source: DR

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