Russell circles Imola as best opportunity for points
George Russell believes the best chance for Williams to score points in Formula 1 this season will be at Italy's third race on the calendar - Imola.
Williams is the only team not to score a point so far this year despite a much-improved car compared to last year's challenger, although has twice come close with Nicholas Latifi finishing 11th in the season-opener Austria and at Monza on Sunday.
With what Russel has described as a "surprising amount of downforce" on the car, he has circled F1's first visit to Imola for 14 years at the end of October as the best chance for the team to finally break its points duck.
"I think Imola could be an interesting one for us," he said.
"Especially if we can get a big Saturday under our belts. There is the big long straight that we can take advantage of the DRS in qualifying which reduces the drag for everybody and brings us all a bit closer together, and then it is very fast and you need a decent amount of downforce.
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