George Russell is ready and raring to go ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Russell was one of the stand out performers in 2020, dubbing himself the title of ‘Mr. Saturday” for his stellar qualifying performances in an under-par Williams Racing car.
The young British driver has been out in Bahrain since the test, pushing himself with additional training and getting himself prepared for the famous night race.
Russell said: “I’m excited to get the season underway and be back out on the track. I’ve been out in Bahrain since the test a couple of weeks ago, so I’ve been able to do lots of training in the sunshine and I’m feeling ready and motivated for the year ahead.“
Russell is yet to gain a point with Williams in his Formula 1 career and will be hoping that changes in the upcoming season. He did break into the points in his one-off appearance with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team in the Sakhira Grand Prix when he replaced Lewis Hamilton.
He showed promise on his out day in testing, finishing sixth fastest out of eighteen on the final day.
“Bahrain is a tricky circuit with a rough surface and some tough corners, especially turns nine and 10; not being able to attack them makes it difficult for the drivers and everyone is always locking up. But equally, racing at night is beautiful. Even though it’s a newer circuit, there is character and a special atmosphere here, so it’s a nice track to go to. As always, we’ll do our best and I’m looking forward to getting back to racing.“