George Russell Gives Positive First Feedback of 2022 Williams F1 Car

Published 07/02/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Williams’ George Russell arrives at the circuit ahead of practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Williams driver George Russell has mentioned that the 2022 car differs completely from the current generation of cars. Formula One is introducing a new set of regulations for the 2022 season. The regulations will make the cars slimmer as the teams are instructed to cut downforce.


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The regulations are aiming to bring teams closer on the grid. Russell recently did simulator work on the 2022 car. He mentioned that the new car ‘is a different ball game’ from the 2021 car.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 19, 2021, Williams’ George Russell during a press conference ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

This given the struggling British team hope at they are currently at the back of the grid. George also stated that he is not heavily involved in the development of the 2022 car.


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It’s such early days, just building those foundations: George Russell

As reported by, Russell has mentioned that Williams have started developing the 2022 car. The cars next year will be a step slower, which will allow more wheel-to-wheel racing.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria – June 25, 2021, Williams’ George Russell in action during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“It’s such early days, just building those foundations,” Russell said. “I guess from the driving perspective, you’re just constantly giving feedback from this year’s car, what you would want from next year’s car.

“But it’s a completely different ball game. I think next year, probably one of the biggest changes ever in the Formula 1 regs.” said George Russell.

He also mentioned that the 2022 season is unknown for all the teams. “Right now, I guess it’s the same for all of the teams, trying to find their feet and understanding where they can exploit and find more performance.

“But until we hit that track at the first test next year, nobody is going to have any idea.” said the Williams driver.


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Can Williams and Russell finally score a point at Austria?

Russell and Williams were so close at the Styrian Grand Prix to score points. George Russell was driving in P8 before the team reported that he had a problem with the air pressure in his car.

He has another opportunity this weekend at the Austrian Grand Prix as the race will be held at the same circuit. This would be a golden chance for Williams to end their scoring drought.


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