MOTOR SPORT: West Norfolk racer George Russell got an impressive scalp under his belt during the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The Williams Racing driver finished 14th place in a chaotic and eventful race at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza.
After a frustrating qualifying session on Saturday, Russell started the race 19th on the grid but made inroads immediately, overtaking Kevin Magnussen and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.
The 22-year-old continued to fight forward, running as high as 13th, eventually just losing out in a duel with Romain Grosjean.
“The car was feeling really good, we were just slow on the straight,” said Russell.
“Every time I overtook a car, they just passed me on the straight.
“It is a shame, because I think we could have scored points. The car was feeling fast but that is just racing.”
Formula 1’s season will continue on September 11 to 13 at the Mugello Circuit in Italy – home of the Tuscan Grand Prix.