George Russell, just a few weeks before departing for Mercedes, seems worried about Williams’s situation. Indeed the British team, had to face some difficulties in the last five races, after some great qualifying sessions, all through the first part of the season.
In fact Russell, was able to start his races, in some interesting positions this year, achieving Q2 several times this season and qualifying in the top 3 at both Spa and Sochi. While the team is trying to hang on to eighth place in the constructors championship, with Alfa Romeo 12 points adrift.
“Everyone in the team is a bit frustrated with this situation at the moment; we need to understand why we suddenly lost our pace, but we already have a few indications.”
He also added: "So we need this one last push to gain that P8 in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi."
Reflecting on his Qatar Race last Sunday, he suffered a puncture like his team-mate Nicholas Latifi, as well as McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’s Valtteri Bottas.
As Russell declared, the team was already worried about this to happen: “We anticipated that prior to the race. We knew the front-left was a limitation and would just go at some point”.
The main problem for Russell, was the lack of speed, in high-speed corners and drivers in others cars could easily overtake him on the start-finish straight.
"Even if I could have carried a little bit more, they would have overtaken me regardless at some point,” he concluded.