Race Notes

– George Russell & his team mate Robert Kubica unfortunately did not finish the race
– George started from 17th on the grid on the medium compound tyre
– George’s race ended after locking-up and hitting the barrier, later attributed to a car issue

What They Had To Say

George Russell: “It was a disappointing Russian Grand Prix for the team. The car was feeling good, and then all of sudden after the pitstop there was an issue and the next thing I knew, I was in the barrier. It was a shame for the race to end like that as we were showing some strong pace.”

Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: “Today was tough and deeply frustrating for the whole team. We took the opportunity behind the early safety car to pit Robert twice aiming to complete his race using only Option tyres. Meanwhile we were able to leave George out and run long until a Virtual Safety Car provided an opportunity for a cheap pitstop on to the Qualifying tyre. Unfortunately, an issue shortly after the subsequent restart caused George to lock a front wheel, damaging the car further. We opted to retire Robert soon afterwards in order to conserve parts ahead of the intense flyaway races which end the season. It’s a very disappointing way to end two weeks on the road.”

What Happens Next?

The teams now have a one-week break before heading to the Suzuka International Racing Course, Japan.