Russell says FW42 feels “nicer to drive”

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George Russell says the modified suspension introduced at the Canadian Grand Prix made the car feel “nicer to drive”. However the team still needs to find some more downforce.

The Briton managed to finish the race in P16, ahead of Kevin Magnussen and his team-mate Robert Kubica.

“The car was feeling relatively nice to drive,” said Russell.

“We maximised the package, we just need to bolt some downforce on it now. We’ve got to be pleased that we the race team maximised the car we had.

“I definitely had a bit of fun, battling with myself really, and that’s all we can do at the moment.”

Williams introduced a modified front suspension in Canada and Russell says it improved the car’s handling.

“The car is definitely feeling nicer to drive, unfortunately lap times didn’t really show it for whatever reason this weekend.

“Before we had a car that wasn’t nice to drive and lacking downforce, now we’ve got a car that lacks downforce, so we’re making progress,” concluded Russell.


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