George Russell: Our pace meets expectationsJune 22, 2019
On Friday at the Paul Ricard track, the Williams team worked with three pilots – Robert Kubica, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, who replaced the Briton in the first training session. The team is happy with the day …
Dave Robson, chief race engineer: “Compared to last year, a lot has changed on the track, in some sections a new asphalt road has just been laid. In combination with the high temperature in the first workout, this worsened traction with the track – many people had problems with oversteer. Both drivers worked well, having completed the program, despite the difficult conditions, we received useful information about the operation of Soft tires.
George returned behind the wheel in the second session and was pleased with the job of finding the settings that Nicholas spent in the first training session. During the session, the wind increased and the temperature rose – the conditions were not stable, which complicated the work.
Both riders are satisfied with the long series of circles on hard trains. We have collected a lot of information that will help when searching for settings. In general, a good and productive day, avoiding mistakes. “
George Russell (19th): “The day passed in accordance with the expectations, I liked it. I missed the first session, but I know the track well, so I quickly found a rhythm.
Paul Ricard – track organic configuration, the car was all right. In general, I liked our pace was in line with expectations. We need to improve the balance in order to get more out of the car this weekend. “
Robert Kubica (20th): “Normal Friday, no surprises, everything is in order. We tested a lot by collecting data to work with aerodynamics. The track is not bad, in the second session it was covered with a layer of waste rubber, the grip grew – it was fun to fly. “
Nicholas Latifi (18th in the first session): “It is good to have another training session after participating in the first session in Canada. I’m more comfortable behind the wheel, I feel the rhythm.
In the morning, the conditions were not simple, the asphalt grip left much to be desired, but I am pleased with the way the day went by – I drove without mistakes and returned the car to George safe and sound. ”
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