Russell: 'We will all be tested at least once during the weekend'
By Harry Verolme 03 June 2020 | 12:03
George Russell has complete faith that Formula 1 will do everything in its power to make sure the races will be organised as safely as possible. Despite the coronavirus, the British driver is convinced the start of the 2020 season will be a success, thanks to the measures the sport has made to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
'It's been a long break. Obviously it was needed with everything that was going on in the world, but I've dearly missed it. I've been doing as much as I can, I've been driving in my simulator. I'm buzzing to get going again', Russell admits in a video call with the BBC.
Russell knows that the organisers of the sport will ensure a clean start to the season. 'Formula 1 will do everything in its power to make it as safe as possible. We will all be tested at least once throughout the whole weekend, but I'm sure it will be more. Also, there will be social distancing and a limited amount of team members are allowed to be there.'
Russell trusts Formula 1
F1's safety protocol has finally been approved by the Austrian authorities, meaning both races at the Spielberg track will happen. The Williams driver, therefore, fully trust the organisers. 'I'm sure that under their guidelines, we will be fine', the driver from Norfolk concludes. (Photo: Williams F1 Media)
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