Russell says he went too far with “extreme” set-up on low-fuel run

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In the round-up: George Russell is confident there’s more time to be found from his Williams after experimenting with an “extreme” set-up in second practice.

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Russell only drove in second practice yesterday after Roy Nissany drove his car in first practice:

I’m getting used to these one-sessions now. It was tricky out there, to be honest. We went quite extreme with the set-up for my second low-fuel run and it was too far, hence why I only improved one tenth compared to our second run.

So I think our pace is definitely than we shown on paper. I don’t think we are necessarily in the fight with Haas and Alfa this weekend, just the characteristics of this circuit do go against us but like I say, I think we can be there in the race and see what we can do.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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Will the drivers avoid a repeat of last year’s qualifying mess today?

How did they qualify here years ago with more cars on the grid years ago? Slipstream may be more beneficial now but it isn’t hard at all to get the more important job done in everyone does the sensible things and themselves a little further apart and don’t go all at once.

I think some smart teams in Q3 may leave earlier than the rest that all wait until the last moment on their second attempt.
Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)

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  • 2 comments on “Russell says he went too far with “extreme” set-up on low-fuel run”

    1. I’d be surprised if what happened twelve months back would happen again as surely everyone involved has learned something from that unnecessary and amateurish mess, and therefore, should be able to apply more common sense and act less selfishly this time around.

      1. I wouldn’t. If you’re very happy with your first run it’s a good thing if there is a mess for the second run. You might actually be motivated to help create said mess…

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