– George Russell unfortunately did not finish, his team mate Robert Kubica finished 16th
– George started from 18th on the grid on the medium compound tyre
– George had damage on the opening lap and had to pit for a new front-wing. His race was cut short after a collision with Romain Grosjean
What They Had To Say
George Russell: “It was a rubbish race from the start; I got sandwiched at the first corner with Robert and Daniel (Ricciardo), which was just one of those things. As the race went on our pace seemed good, but then Grosjean went for the overtake on the entry of turn eight. At the apex we were side by side, I had the inside momentum and then at the exit I was well ahead of him. At that point it’s the guy on the outside that needs to concede the corner. Next thing, his front right has hit my rear left and I am in the wall. What looked like a fairly decent weekend ended up as a missed opportunity.”
Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: “It was a long and difficult race, with three safety car deployments taking us close to the two-hour time limit. George was unfortunate at the very start as he got squeezed and damaged his front wing. He then embarked on a long stint on the Prime compound and was showing good pace in free air before his race ended in the wall following a battle with Grosjean.
Although it has been a difficult weekend for the team, and we have suffered our first DNF of the season, we have nonetheless taken some useful positives from our time in Singapore, which will pay dividends in the future. It was a difficult race to manage but the team worked very well together and managed the situation well.”
What Happens Next?
This weekend is the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom.