Closing in on Q3 at Imola, Dave Robson has downplayed suggestions it is “inevitable” that Williams will make it into the shoot-out this season.

George Russell is yet again proving to be Mr Saturday, the Williams driver one of the stars of qualifying.

The Brit has made it into Q2 in three from three grands prix weekends, missing out on a Q3 berth by 0.123s at Imola and a mere 0.057s at the Algarve circuit.

It has some suggesting that it is inevitable that Williams will reach Q3 before the season is out.

Robson, Williams’ head of vehicle performance, admits there is still a “lot of work” that needs to be done for that to happen.

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