Williams Racing fell just short of a points finish at the Austrian Grand Prix, after George Russell finished in eleventh place at the Red Bull Ring. Nicholas Latifi finished fifteenth.
Russell who ran in tenth for the majority of the race, was overtaken by Fernando Alonso with only four laps remaining after defending the Spaniard brilliantly for so much of the race. The British driver continues his search for his first ever point for Williams, the British Grand Prix which hosts the next round of the championship would be a fitting place to do it.
Latifi had a lonely race, the most dramatic moment of Latifi’s race came after the chequered flag. The Canadian was awarded a thirty-second time penalty plus had three-penalty points added to his licence, for failing to slow under double-waved yellows on the final lap.
Head of Vehicle Performance Dave Robson knows that the team did everything they could to get that tenth place but is frustrated to fall just short.
“We gave it everything today and fought hard with the midfield teams. Frustratingly, George couldn’t quite hold on to 10th place, but we can be pleased with our weekend’s work. The car has behaved well, and we have pushed it very hard.
“After a challenging triple-header, we are looking forward to some time at home before we head to Silverstone, where we’ll look to build on the work from the last couple of weekends. It will be great to be back at Silverstone in front of a home crowd as we take on the challenge of the new Sprint Qualifying format.”