Williams George Russell had good races in 2020. He showed that he is a very capable driver and that he has a great career ahead of him considering how old he is. However, his car is not as fast as the others of which Rusell is aware.
His self-confidence is clearly visible and with such self-confidence, he can achieve a lot “I’m feeling good now, I’m feeling confident again,” said Russell after the race, as quoted by formula1 “I dropped off like a stone in the last few laps but I was just giving it everything I had.
Ultimately it is very, very difficult as a driver when you’re constantly on the defensive. When you are in a car that isn’t as fast as the others, it’s very tricky to race against them. But I really enjoyed it."
, “That sense of racing again, the pressure of a guy behind you that is trying to overtake, drivers in front of you that I was trying to attack, that was really fun. It wasn’t a typical, normal race hacking around in P19”.
Russell is showing great confidence
How good a driver he will be is also shown by the fact that despite certain failures, he does not lose motivation and desire and wants to show that he can be one of the best. He also had certain problems with the car, but he hopes that this will happen less and less.
“Just from within, the confidence is much, much greater now,” he said. “I was really confident about putting the car in positions it should be." “But it’s always difficult,” he added, “We have a very sensitive car aerodynamically, and when you do have a car that has, ordinarily, the least amount of downforce on the grid in calm conditions and then you’re trying to fight against [faster] guys – I was fighting against Ocon on Lap 1, a guy that’s in a car that’s a second a lap quicker than mine, and it’s very tricky… But nevertheless, I feel like I’ve turned a corner.
“The future, we’ll see in the coming races, but I feel more confident. And every race I do, having experiences like today – fighting with Romain, fighting with Kimi – is just boosting my confidence every single time to understand what to do in these circumstances. That’s exactly what I need to keep progressing as a driver”.