“Just be patient”: Russell on how sprint races could be successful

Williams F1 driver George Russell feels the concept of sprint races is interesting, but it would only truly excite him if he was driving a more competitive car.

Liberty Media is looking to enhance the experience of viewers and make all race days equally exciting. As things stand, only avid fans track the team through practice and qualifying all the way till the main race on Sunday.

Teams have reportedly been open to the idea of sprint races as they hope it will reduce the dominance of the top outfits.

“I don’t know if you guys have any more info, I’ve not really heard what the ideas for the sprint race are and how the formats would work, I think the idea of mixing the weekend up a little bit can be interesting,” Russell said.

“Ultimately, the racing in Formula 1 needs to improve and I think that will improve in 2022 when the car and the technical regulations basically allow the drivers to fight. So we could just be patient.”

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Williams has had its fair share of troubles on the grid for a while now. However, the growing reputation of Russell might well see the team perform better this year, especially with the gap between teams set to reduce this season.

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