George Russell knew his weekend would be tough in Austin starting from 20th place, having received a new power unit. But the Briton did the hard part to get back to a place that suited him more from the start, with six positions won.
Unfortunately, the Williams FW43B was not in its element on the Circuit of the Americas, and the Briton finished 14th in the race, just ahead of his teammate Nicholas Latifi. He laments a lack of grip throughout the weekend.
« It was not easy » Russell said. “I had no rhythm, for some reason I don’t know. There will be a lot to study. It was a really unique weekend with the surface, everyone was fighting for grip. . «
« I think it got us in trouble, or we didn’t really understand how to optimize this sliding on the asphalt. There are good races, not so good races. You can’t always be in positions. that earn points, and it was. «