George Russell feels fortunate to have had a number of setbacks in his Formula 1 career as they all make him mentally stronger.

The Williams driver endured heartbreak last time out at the Styrian Grand Prix as, running in P8 and looking set to finally score his first points for the team, he was forced to retire with an engine issue.

To him, that was made all the more painful by the fact that those sorts of things don’t seem to happen when it wouldn’t matter as much.

Russell said: “It’s just typical isn’t it? It doesn’t happen in the two years when we’re last in every race but the one time we’re truly in the points.

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