Russell eyes top four

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Wisbech’s George Russell showed good form to take two strong finishes on his return to the Formula Renault ALPS series at Mugello after missing the previous round due to illness.

The 16-year-old scored fifth place in the first race on the Tuscany circuit of Mugello, and backed that up with seventh in race two.

With some of those finishing ahead of him being wildcard entrants from the Eurocup who were ineligible for points, he actually finished fourth in the ALPS classification in both races.

This means that he is very close to securing a top-four championship position with just one round remaining, at Jerez in Spain on October 4/5.