After starring in damp circumstances to take second on the grid at Spa and third in Sochi, Russell hoped to excel after drizzle via the afternoon left the monitor damp for the beginning of qualifying at Istanbul Park.
Russell made it via to Q2, however an error on his remaining lap on the finish of the session price him time that meant he may solely take thirteenth on the grid.
Russell felt he ought to have been “effectively within Q3” together with his final lap time, having fallen four-tenths wanting Lando Norris’s cut-off time in tenth place.
“It’s totally irritating as a result of that lap would have in all probability been ok for P5, six-or seven-tenths contained in the Q3 cutoff,” Russell mentioned when requested about his qualifying by Autosport at Istanbul Park.
“I used to be actually pushing my limits and went over it twice in the present day, which is 2 too many errors on my behalf.
“I’m a bit disenchanted in myself, we want these circumstances to supply these alternatives. Right now was a chance and I missed out.”
Russell mentioned that it was “actually tough” for drivers to guage the place they might and couldn’t push within the damp circumstances after working on slicks all through qualifying, however nonetheless felt he may have produced one other spectacular consequence for Williams.
“All of the drivers are in the identical state of affairs, and it is the place I type of pleasure myself to attempt to make a little bit of a distinction,” Russell mentioned.
“Right now we had the chance, and we have been one nook wanting having one other a type of particular Saturdays.”
George Russell, Williams FW43B
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Russell felt that Williams made a step ahead in efficiency in comparison with his working on Friday, and whereas he doubted a repeat of a Spa or Sochi consequence would have been doable, he was pissed off to not be beginning increased up the grid.
“The tempo of the automobile was not there yesterday we have been very sluggish, however in the present day we received it fired up in these tough circumstances, [could have] made essentially the most of it,” Russell mentioned.
“However right here we’re, beginning P13 tomorrow reasonably than probably inside the highest 10.
“Beginning inside the highest 10, in case you make begin you’ll be able to simply end up high eight, high seven, after the primary lap all the things’s totally different.
“With a stellar first lap tomorrow we’ll be high 10 at greatest, and with the inherent automobile tempo, it’s not sufficient.
“It’s going to be an extended race tomorrow, I do not know if anyone is aware of what the right technique can be so it will be attention-grabbing.”