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George Russell

Russell: Williams on 'right track' to lead midfield

George Russell believes Williams could end up leading the midfield after they made some key signings and exploit the talents of Alex Albon.

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George Russell feels Alex Albon is showing what he is capable of at Williams, as he propels the team to regular Q3 appearances and points finishes.

Albon was dropped by Red Bull at the end of the 2020 season in favour of Sergio Perez, in a move that was designed to enable them to maximise their results.

Russell, who formerly raced at Williams and persuaded the team to go with Albon in 2022 after he departed for Mercedes, believes he is being given the right environment to exploit his talents.

"Alex is a very talented driver and just happy to see in the right environment what he's capable of doing," he told media, including RacingNews365.

Albon has regularly managed to get a result out of the Williams with points finishes at Bahrain, Canadian, and British Grands Prix so far.

Russell 'couldn't be happier' for Williams

Williams was one of the slowest teams on the grid due to the lack of financial resources, hitting a low in 2020 when they scored zero points in 17 races.

Since being taken over by Dorlton Capital midway through 2020 they have experienced an upward trajectory.

They employed the services of experienced Mercedes man James Vowles as Team Principal this year, and recently courted Pat Fry to join from Alpine in a top technical role.

"Equally for Williams, they’re a team who work really hard," said Russell.

"They had a few years of difficulties and now also with James there, I think they're definitely on the right tracks to try and push themselves to the front of the midfield.

"So I couldn't be happier for James, Alex and Williams as a whole."


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