George Russell performed a miracle and took the Williams team to Q3, where he managed to reach the ninth starting position. The Briton won his first points in Formula 1 last year at the Sakhir Grand Prix when he replaced Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes car.
Many believe that he could have won then, that he was a little luckier. Luck was not often on Russell’s side, and he always somehow lost the chance to win the first points on the Williams team. We could witness this the previous weekend when it was almost certain that he would finally win the first points in this team, but a car breakdown ruined that dream.
However, Russell did not give up and did a great job in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix. Somehow he even managed to reach Q3 and then achieve P9. The icing on the cake is that he will advance to P8 because of the penalty given to Sebastian Vettel.
“The Q3 is a huge thing for us under any circumstances, let alone achieve it on medium-hard tires. I probably wasn't this excited about winning the race three years ago. " "It's a huge thing for us. I’ve gained a lot of confidence and we’re getting more and more out of the car.
It was, very nice and I'm still under the impression, to be honest. "
Russell will surely take advantage of such a good result, and it is certain that this will be the wind in his back for the next races.
Maybe this race is a turning point for his further career and we hope that he will have much more luck than was the case before. “The qualifiers are now behind us and we have to look forward to the race. Points must be the goal.
” "You create your own happiness, but today we did a great job, probably starting with P8." "We're on the right strategy, we have the flexibility to make one stop, two stops, while the guys on soft tires will be pretty limited."
He also revealed what he would like to see happen, and showed optimism before the next races "The AlphaTauri will be right in front of me, the Aston Martin right behind, so I hope that will give me a little space to fight the Ferrari and try to move forward because on medium hard tires there is no reason why I can't do that."