Russell wary rivals may “get a bit desperate” in final race · RaceFans

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In the round-up: George Russell expects a lively fight in the midfield given the close points situation ahead of tomorrow’s season-closing race.

What they say

Russell, back at Williams after his Mercedes sojourn, says that the tight competition between midfield teams – and high stakes of this being the last race of 2020 – could provide opportunities for a backmarker team:

Given it’s the last race of the season everybody up and down the grid gets a bit desperate.

There’s a few teams fighting for that third place spot so we might see some big lunges. Carlos is obviously off to Ferrari so he probably won’t care if he bashes up the car and then you’ve got Danny Ric, he is obviously off so he probably doesn’t care if he bashes up the car. Who else is going? Sergio’s off, so he won’t care if he bashes up the car. So it could be a good one.

On pure pace we know we won’t be fighting for the top 10, we were struggling today, in all honesty. Kimi looked really fast, and Kevin. But that’s usually the case, we’re usually a bit off on Friday and we usually sort it out on Saturday.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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