Russell hit with grid penalty in Turkey after PU changes

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Russell hit with grid penalty in Turkey after PU changes

George Russell is set to start Sunday's Turkish GP at the back of the grid after several engine component changes have warranted a penalty.

This weekend in Turkey, the Williams charger will take on a new Mercedes ICE, turbocharger and MGU-H, putting Russell over the four-element limit and thus triggering a grid drop.

Remarkably, Russell is the first driver this season to receive an engine grid penalty, a setback actually rooted in the Briton's engine failure at the opening round of the 2020 season in Austria back in July.

Russell has acquitted himself well lately, regularly hauling himself into Q2 in qualifying, an improvement he believes he owes to the team's better understanding of its FW43 contender.

"I think the F1 cars are so complex," he said. "Everything needs to come together like a great big jigsaw puzzle.

"And I think we are just getting more and more things in place. Everything is running smoother and I'm just getting more and more confident week in and week out in this race car.

"Engineers are continuously improving the set-up and what have you.

"So I think life and F1 is about learning and utilising the things you learn and we are doing that to great lengths at the moment, and I think we are getting closer to the midfield which is what we're obviously aiming for."

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Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice 2 - Results

Full results from Free Practice 2 for the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, round 14 of the... The post Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice 2 - Results appeared first on F1i.com.

Turkish Grand Prix Free Practice 2 - Results

Full results from Free Practice 2 for the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park, round 14 of the 2020 Formula 1 season.

2020 Turkish Grand Prix - Free Practice 2 results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.330s 37
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:28.731s + 0.401s 44
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:28.905s + 0.575s 42
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:29.180s + 0.850s 39
5 Alexander Albon Red Bull 1:29.363s + 1.033s 41
6 Daniil Kvyat AlphaTauri 1:29.689s + 1.359s 42
7 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1:29.944s + 1.614s 42
8 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:30.022s + 1.692s 41
9 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:30.297s + 1.967s 37
10 Lando Norris McLaren 1:30.907s + 2.577s 39
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:31.104s + 2.774s 37
12 Esteban Ocon Renault 1:31.380s + 3.050s 36
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:31.493s + 3.163s 38
14 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:31.498s + 3.168s 40
15 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:31.660s + 3.330s 34
16 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:31.932s + 3.602s 42
17 George Russell Williams 1:32.302s + 3.972s 38
18 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:32.570s + 4.240s 32
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:32.807s + 4.477s 37
20 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:33.488s + 5.158s 40

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