George Russell On Algarve Circuit: We May Have Some Track Limits Issues

The Williams driver raced at the circuit in Formula Three and believes an alternative turn one layout should be used.

Track limits have consistently been an issue this year in Formula One, with the FIA regularly deleting lap times in practice and qualifying sessions, and issuing warnings and penalties to drivers in a few races.

Ahead of this year’s Portuguese Grand Prix, George Russell has expressed concerns about F1’s choice of layout for the Algarve International Circuit, particularly with regards to turn one.

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“I know that was an issue in F3 […] everybody was doing track limits, so they actually adopted doing a sort of a hairpin loop, which was very nice.”

While discussing the array of safety upgrades and resurfacing work recently done on the track, race director Michael Masi did concede that track limits would be a potential issue on multiple corners of the circuit.

“However, we’ve put some elements in place to try and manage those as best we can for the event,” Masi added.

Despite these concerns, George Russell indicated that he is very excited to go to the Portimao track:

“It’s a spectacular circuit, very undulating, a lot of blind corners, which is great, and adds a lot of character.”

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