One of the few exciting moments of the weekend of Belgian GP occurred during qualifying: after the bad accident that occurred to Lando Norris in Q3, the most surprising event occurred immediately after the display of the checkered flag, with the second place conquered by George Russell.
The English of the Williams he thus obtained a brilliant front row that thrilled his entire team, currently in a difficult phase. In the moments immediately following the fastest lap made by the British driver, the team principal Jost Got it got a particular message from a former pilot like Jenson Button, now an adviser to the Grove team.
Interviewed by formula1.com, the German executive told the comment of the 2009 world champion: “Right after the tour – Capito recalled – I got a written message from Jenson, in which he said: ‘it was one of the most extraordinary rides I have ever seen in my life‘. I told myself that if he says so, he knows what he is talking about. In fact, it was a phenomenal performance from George ”.
The Englishman’s performance has inevitably brought back the options for his future, which is now increasingly destined to play the role of driver of the Mercedes for 2022. In this regard, the Williams team principal did not want to analyze the drivers market, recalling instead the particular link between him and his driver: “This year we have had a couple of great moments that we have shared together – specified the German – like when, after the press conference, I approached him telling him that these moments will always be with us, and no one will take them away from us. In any case, the Mercedes seat deserves. We are not in a position to win the world championship next year, that’s for sure, but I’m sure he’s enjoying this season with us. If the offer doesn’t come from Brackley – concluded Capito – I am sure he will want to stay here, because we are a very united reality. We have mutual trust, and the results show it ”.
Speaking of placings, Williams ended the race with the Belgian GP both drivers in the points, which had already happened in the previous test in Hungary. In this way, the British team won two consecutive races with all drivers in the points, something that had not happened since the 2016 Italian GP. Thanks to this double performance, the nine-time constructors world champion team has now increased its advantage in the standings onAlfa Romeo, currently 17 points away.