Russell wanted more from German Grand Prix

Date published: July 29 2019 - Jamie Woodhouse

Williams will not become "complacent" despite their gains on and off the track.

Williams‘ George Russell was left disappointed to finish outside the points in a chaotic German Grand Prix, citing poor strategy.

The Brit was able to do what most others couldn’t in a rain-ravaged race – keep his car on the track.

That paid off for team-mate Robert Kubica who claimed a point after penalties for both Alfa Romeo’s, while Russell had to settle for P11 and is now the only driver still on zero in 2019.

“It was extremely challenging,” Russell told reporters in Hockenheim.

“It wasn’t ideal conditions for anyone out there and it was a long race.

“We should have taken slicks under the penultimate safety car, but I think we took the conservative approach when we should have maybe rolled the dice.

“There were thirteen or fourteen other drivers on the grid who didn’t do that so it’s not exactly that we made the wrong call, but we had the opportunity to make the right call.

“We kept it on the black stuff when a lot of people didn’t, and it was the best result of the year. It seems okay but there was a chance for more.”

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