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“Austria always offers some great racing” – George Russell

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Credit: Williams Media

After a season best twelfth place finish last time out in France, Williams Racing‘s George Russell is happy about the quick turnaround, hoping that he can further understand the car.

After his brilliant performance at the French Grand Prix, the Williams team moved back ahead of the Uralkali Haas F1 Team outfit and into ninth place in the constructors standings. The Red Bull Ring has thrown up many surprises in the past and with the forecast looking extremely wet, could this weekend see Williams finally get some points?

Russell is looking forward to some exciting racing across the two races in Spielberg.

“I’m glad that we’re straight into another race week off the back of a good result in France. Austria always offers some great racing with the three good straights and some very nice high-speed corners at the end of the lap, so even though it’s a very short circuit, it’s a fun one to drive.

Two races at the same circuit gives opportunities to try different set-ups between the two, and potentially understand the car further. Overall, I’m excited to have this quick turn around and get cracking!”

“France was a tough one for me” – Nicholas Latifi

For Nicholas Latifi it was a tricky French Grand Prix, the Canadian only just missed out on qualifying two and then went on to finish eighteenth in the race.

Nevertheless the quick turnaround gives Latifi an opportunity to write some wrongs and press the reset button going into the Austrian double header.

“I’m looking forward to the back-to-back races in Austria. France was a tough one for me, so the best way to reset is by getting back out on track. Austria is a circuit which generally makes for some great racing, so hopefully we’ll have some of that, and it can be tough on tyres so there should be some opportunities there.

With two races at the same track we’ll be able to build from one week to the next and maximise our results.”

Credit: Williams Media
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