George Russell has revealed he has "made peace" with being unable to compete for wins in F1.
The Williams driver enjoyed a prolific junior career with victories from karting all the way through to being crowned F2 champion in 2018.
After being promoted to the top echelon of single-seater racing in 2019, Russell has since had to make do with an uncompetitive Williams, with the Briton competing in the lower reaches of the midfield this season.
Asked how frustrating it was to be unable to compete, Russell replied: "It’s something I’ve almost made my peace with.
"Changing my goals, because it was very clear growing up from when I was eight until I got to Formula 1, the goal was 'win'.
"A successful weekend was based on if you put it on pole and won the races or not. Suddenly in F1 those goals drastically change.
"So it is obviously a bit frustrating not getting the chance to go out there and really fight but that’s the same for 16 other drivers in F1.
"There are only four drivers on the grid currently who, on merit, can probably win a race, which is obviously deeply frustrating for everybody else.
"That’s the nature [of F1] and that’s why we are all excited for next year. We just want good competition and close competition."
Russell gives thoughts on 2022 car
Ahead of the British Grand Prix, the highly-anticipated new breed of F1 car with a redefined aerodynamic structure was unveiled.
Asked for his thoughts on the new design, Russell said: "Certainly, the livery was pretty lively, to say the least.
"But if they manage to accomplish what they set out to do it will be great for the drivers.
"They are going to be less sensitive cars that will allow us to race closer, harder and you want hard, fair racing and that has been a little bit tricky with the current cars and regulations.
"But the direction we are going in is going to be great. As long as we have a fast car, it’s what we care about."
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