Williams has not scored a degree because the 2019 German Grand Prix, the place it solely ended up tenth with Robert Kubica after the Alfa Romeo vehicles got post-race time addition penalties for clutch setting offences detected in the course of the race begin.
That yr marked the bottom ebb of Williams’ slide to the very again of the F1 pecking order however, though it has improved its automotive efficiency relative to the remainder of the sphere in 2020 and notably in 2021, it stays with out a prime 10 end since that Hockenheim race.
The crew is at the moment tenth on this yr’s constructors’ standings after slipping behind Haas for the primary time on account of its tough finish to the latest Azerbaijan GP.
Final yr, Russell was in rivalry for factors at Mugello earlier than dropping again on the closing standing begin and he crashed in the course of the security automotive interval whereas working tenth within the closing levels at Imola, whereas within the 2021 Emilia Romagna GP he misplaced the tenth place he held earlier than his crash whereas contesting P9 with Valtteri Bottas.
When requested in that case far not scoring a degree for Williams bothered him, Russell – who completed ninth on the 2020 Sakhir GP he almost received in a one-off look instead of Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes – outlined his perception of why such a situation wouldn’t be so dangerous for his present squad, even when it ends a second consecutive season with zero factors.
George Russell, Williams at press convention
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“It does not trouble me, no, nevertheless it’s actually a objective,” Russell advised Autosport in an unique interview featured within the 3 June situation of Autosport journal. “That’s the goal.
“If we finish this season pointless – I might not have seen this season as a failure.
“If we finish the season with some factors, I believe it could have been an important success.
“Factors for us is, successfully, a win for McLaren, [with] form of the deltas.
“If McLaren go this entire season with out profitable a race, we’re not gonna see that as a failure.
“In the event that they do have a victory, that will have been an enormous success. And that is a extremely great way to take a look at it.
“For us, psychologically, we have to recognise that if we have performed completely all the pieces, if we have had a incredible weekend and got here house thirteenth, we have to recognise that and never be downbeat that we did not get factors.
“As a result of thirteenth could have been absolutely the most we did.”