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Uneventful Monaco GP for George Russell

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George Russell marked Williams’ celebrations of their 750th Formula One race with a 14th place finish in the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

The former Wisbech Grammar School student admitted the race had been ‘uneventful’ despite early drama on the sighting lap when Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was forced to retire his car.

Once the race got under way, Tydd St Giles-born Russell was quickly passed by the Alpine of Fernando Alonso and dropped back into his qualifying position of 15th.

George Russell in action dueing the Monaco GP (47519366)
George Russell in action dueing the Monaco GP (47519366)

It was then a steady race for the British driver as he held onto the position for 33 of the 78-lap race before he pitted to swap his tyres.

He was then able to take advantage of his early pit stop by gaining two positions into 14th as his team-mate Nicholas Latifi and the Alpha Tauri of Yuki Tsunoda opted for a later stop.

As the final laps ticked down, Russell attempted to hunt down Alonso but the gap between the pair proved too great.

Russell said: “It was a pretty straightforward race and we finished where we deserved to be with the pace of the car.

“The race was uneventful, with nothing too exciting going on, but that’s just Monaco sometimes. The performance wasn’t as good as we had hoped but that would not have changed the result. We will keep on pushing.”

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