Tydd St Giles racing driver George Russell felt happy together with his efficiency within the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.
Russell completed the race in 14th spot after some robust mid-field tussles which noticed the 23-year-old pushing for a spot within the factors.
He had moved as much as tenth place by the latter phases of the race however sadly was unable maintain onto his points-scoring place.
Russell stated: “We have now to be happy with the job we did.
“The automobile within the race felt good and I felt actually assured. Nonetheless, the consequence doesn’t fairly mirror that as we began in fifteenth place and completed 14th.
“We had been so near a significantly better consequence and hopefully we will have extra of those race weekends.
To be battling there on benefit was an important job.”
Russell had endured a troublesome begin as he dropped again two locations to seventeenth however was quickly capable of reclaim a spot from Haas’ Mick Schumacher.
An early security automobile for the stricken Alpha Tauri of Yuki Tsunoda provided the British driver the chance for an early pit cease after solely 10 laps of the 66 lap race as he swapped his gentle (C3) compound Pirelli tyres for the medium (C2) compound earlier than rejoining the race in seventeenth spot.
As soon as the security automobile was eliminated, Russell wasted little time, slipping his FW43-B machine forward of the Haas duo and into fifteenth spot.
Because the laps ticked down they usually approached the center of the race, Russell capitalised on the remainder of the sector opted to pit for his or her first cease, shifting him into seventh earlier than pitting for his second cease of the race for contemporary medium tyres.
With contemporary rubber and different drivers but to pit for a second cease, Russell moved up into tenth place within the latter phases of the race, behind Alpine’s Fernando Alonso in ninth.
Nonetheless, he was then handed by a flurry of drivers and ended the race in Barcelona in 14th place.
Russell added: “We had been on the one-stop and the fellows round us had been on the two-stop.
“I used to be battling with Fernando (Alonso) attempting to go him and the fellows behind me had been on the brand-new gentle tyres which had been a lot sooner.
“As quickly as I bought handed by one, all of them got here previous. The tyres had been on the restrict, I used to be on the restrict and the automobile was on the restrict.
“That was the utmost and I’m actually happy we opted with that technique because it gave us half an opportunity.”