George Russell was left feeling “emotional” after taking his first-ever points for Williams in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Russell finished ninth after avoiding the first-lap incident that saw five cars eliminated, before being elevated to P8 after Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification.
This contributed to the British outfit’s first double-points finish since the 2018 Italian Grand Prix, with Nicholas Latifi also scoring his maiden career points, finishing one place higher than Russell.
“It means more than scoring our first points. It’s three years of hard work, dedication and tough moments,” Russell said.
During the restart of the race Russell was told by the FIA to hand position back to the cars he undertook while they were queueing up in the pitlane, having incorrectly pushed his way to the head of the queue.
Reflecting on this incident, Russell was relieved he wasn’t penalised for gaining several places.
“Thanks to the FIA for showing a little bit of common sense because I guess they could’ve easily given me a drive-through penalty or something which would’ve been harsh.”