The Austrian Grand Prix may have been a relatively easy win for the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, however further afield there were many brutal battles going on for points.
George Russell’s bad luck seems to come at the most inopportune times, and Sunday’s race was another heartbreaking affair for the British driver who was so close to scoring points for Williams.
Although the Wantage-based team doesn’t have the fastest contender on the grid this season, George time and time again drives the FW43B to the absolute limit, showing his slick skill as a young driver.
They have yet to score points in 2021, but there’s no doubt that should the opportunity arise, the 23-year-old racer will certainly bring them home.
Speaking after today’s race he said; “Today was so close, yet so far.
“I got off the line well at the start, but then Tsunoda had quite a big lock-up and cut in front of me to avoid going into his teammate, so I had to get on the brakes and lost a couple of places.
“That didn’t really change the outcome of our race as there were faster cars that were always going to finish ahead of us.
“That P10 point would feel like a race victory for us, so I was fighting with everything I had. Of all the drivers to have behind you in this situation, Fernando wouldn’t be who you’d choose; he was flying and holding him off just wasn’t possible on my tyres.
“We’re all disappointed to miss out by such a small margin, but we’re making real progress and we’ll take the positives on to Silverstone.”