Formula 1 | Not enough pace for the Williams to do better in Qatar

George Russell qualified 15th and Nicholas Latifi 17th for the Qatar Grand Prix.

The Briton managed to get into Q2, progressing with his lap times throughout qualifying, setting his best time on his last run in 1: 22.756, which did not allow him to do better than the last of this 2nd phase on the Losail circuit.

« I’m happy with the job we did today as we were a few tenths ahead of the Alfa Romeos, which are our main rivals, but unfortunately we were just a little too far from Q3, » comments Russell.

« It was fun on the track but it’s always a shame not being able to get to the next stage, especially when you have a good lap. We struggled to make the most of the tires on the first lap, but for the 2nd round in Q2, we tried to maximize that. Without the result, we just couldn’t make the most of it. I think it will be difficult to overtake tomorrow, but these are unique conditions here and a new one. track, so we are looking forward to the race. « 

For Nicholas Latifi, « The car and the lap were good today, and I really enjoyed driving this circuit; it was actually one of the funniest qualifying sessions of the year. »

« It’s a bit disappointing not to see that feeling reflected in our pace, especially since I think qualifying position will play a key role in the race tomorrow, but it’s good that we are lined up for the alongside our main competitors. « 

« Tomorrow it could be difficult to overtake but we’ll see what we can do to gain those positions. »

Video – The 2021 Qatar GP starting grid:

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