George Russell Felt Like Pastor Maldonado During Portuguese GP

George Russell described the Portuguese GP as a “good race” for him despite a few heart-in-mouth moments.

George Russell finished the Portuguese Grand Prix in 14th position, but the Briton believes he was in with a decent chance of scoring his first points in Formula One if there were a few more retirements.

Russell said it was a “good race” for him and described his Williams car as feeling great, though he admitted there were a few heart-in-mouth moments.

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“I had some massive moments when I was behind [Esteban] Ocon when I was trying to overtake him and Alex [Albon],” Russell said in a post-race interview.

“And then another behind [Antonio] Giovinazzi later in the race when I was trying to overtake him into turn three, so it was proper… Pastor Maldonado like at the Red Bull Ring, was it, with Verstappen when he massively lost it?

“So I felt a bit like Maldonado then. So… [that’s] not something I was expecting to say after this race,” Russell added.

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