‘We Can Beat Haas’ – George Russell Hints at Williams Making Major Step Forward in ’21

Published 12/23/2020, 3:06 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Williams’ George Russell during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


George Russell had a better season than he did in 2019. Although the Briton secured a mere three points this season from a weekend with Mercedes, he drove well with Williams all season; not only at Imola but also at other Grand Prix weekends.

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However, because of some unforeseeable reason, every time, he had to sit out of points in the Williams car.

George Russell is a compatriot to Lewis Hamilton. Although the seven-time champ used to score podiums every weekend, George would struggle to even score points. At Imola, the young Brit was extremely close, but a minor error during a safety car period landed him into the sidewall.

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Agreed, Russell is new to the circuit, and he is still learning, but the errors this season invokes pity before anything else.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – Williams’ Nicholas Latifi in action during the race Pool via Reuters/Davide Gennari

However, Williams, as a team, made considerable improvement in this season. After the change in ownership from the Williams family to Dorilton Capital, the team was injected with a novel spirit. Although they have scored few points this year, their chief pilot appears optimistic about the future.

I think Williams has chosen the right strategy nine out of ten times as a racing team this season. The way we work as a racing team, the communication between everyone, is at a great level. I am confident that we can beat Haas next year,explained Russell.

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This season, several times, Williams could have scored with Russell. However, the Briton failed to hold his nerves together every time and thus tumbled out of the points table. He had received a lot of criticism for the same, but the pilot drove a splendid Sakhir GP and removed a lot of stains on his name.

Although the Mercedes stint of George Russell got him only 3 points, he made a statement with that. We heard the declaration that he is nothing less than his champion compatriot at the wheel far and loud. However, he had to succumb to the nasty ploy of fate that day.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 13, 2020 Williams’ Nicholas Latifi before the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

George Russell has learned a lot from this season. He intends to utilize all of that, and so does his team. With the new equipment and better strategies, the team promises an improved Williams Racing for 2021. With Haas and Alfa Romeo as their primary targets, they appear set for the challenge.

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I think we will be on par with Alfa Romeo, but I would like to believe that we can catching them too, looking at our recent advances,” pointed out Russell.

We definitely have to aim to beat Haas and Alfa Romeo,” added teammate Latifi.

Well, the motivation is undying, and they set the inspiration well. The rest is up to the drivers when the tires heat up on the tarmac. Good luck Williams Racing, good luck George Russell, and good luck Nicholas Latifi.

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Indrasish Ganguly

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Indrasish Ganguly is an F1 author at Essentially Sports. An avid fan of the F1 championship, the Kolkata based writer admires Lewis Hamilton the most on the F1 grid. His interest in racing stems from his love for cars and speed.

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