Williams have a three-year contract with George Russell with Claire Williams telling Mercedes not to come knocking before that time is up.
Qualifying for the German GP was a similar story as Williams lagged at the back, but George Russell believes their updates are working.
George Russell is hopeful that Williams can turn their season around with the team finally clear to begin development.
George Russell believes his "character-building" years leading up to F1 have better prepared him for the difficulties he is currently facing.
George Russell reckons his drain cover incident in Baku could have been "much worse" as the manhole cover was "10 or 15 millimetres" away from entering his cockpit.
George Russell says Williams must develop at "double or triple the rate" to catch their rivals this season.
Williams' George Russell has praised former F2 rival Alex Albon for his performances under the Red Bull programme in 2019.