In the round-up: George Russell says he is far more interested in winning races than finishing as runner-up in the world championship.
Russell wants wins, not second in championship
Russell, whose best championship position in F1 is 15th, lies fourth in the standings with six races to go, 16 points behind second-placed Charles Leclerc.
However taking that runner-up spot “doesn’t mean a huge amount,” he admitted. “Nobody remembers who finishes second in the championship.
“If you’re given a choice between winning a couple of races this year and finishing outside the top three, or winning no races and finishing second, I would choose the race wins.
“We’ll take it, we’ll definitely take it for the team, obviously we’re going to try and beat Ferrari in the championship but for me I’m here to win and unfortunately that’s a bit out of reach in terms of the championship.”
No Pau Grand Prix for Euroformula in 2023
The Pau Grand Prix will no longer be part of the Euroformula Open season in 2023. The series revealed its calendar for next year featuring eight rounds at Autodromo do Algarve, Spa-Francorchamps, Hungaroring, Paul Ricard, Red Bull Ring, Monza, Mugello and the Circuit de Catalunya.
F3 test concludes with Colapinto on top
Franco Colapinto, who took two wins in FIA Formula 3 this yer and finished the championship in ninth place, ended the first pre-season test for 2023 on top of the times. The final day of the three-day test at Jerez ran with no red flag interruptions.
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On this day in motorsport
- 40 years ago today Las Vegas held its most recent F1 race, Michele Alboreto won and Keke Rosberg clinched the world championship. The race was held on a temporary circuit laid out in the car park of the Caesar’s Palace casino – next year F1 will race on a new street circuit not far away from where the previous event was held