After looking set for his first points finish in his F1 career, it was not meant to be for Russell who crashed out behind the safety car towards the end of the race. You could hear a collective ‘NOOOOOOO’ come from fans around the world when his Williams hit the wall, so here are some of those reactions.
The stars seemed to align perfectly for George Russell. He said before the race that Imola was the best chance for Williams to score points. After retirements up the field for the likes of Ocon and Gasly, points were in reach. Then, Max crashes out of second place and Russell is promoted up into 10th place. Queue the celebrations.
That was until Russell lost it behind the safety car and sent his Williams into the wall.
I don’t know what to say. No excuses. I’m so sorry guys.
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) November 1, 2020
More drama at Imola – and this time it's George Russell
Running behind the Safety Car, he hits the barriers 💥
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 1, 2020
Time for your reactions…
— Has George Russell scored points in F1 yet? 🇮🇹 (@HasRussellScore) November 1, 2020
— LTF1 | Alex (@letstalkf1_) November 1, 2020
— Simon Baker (@Baker_f1) November 1, 2020
— Sprint Fox 🦊 (@SprintFox) November 1, 2020
— West (@WestmanTTV) November 1, 2020
— matimartinezg47 (@matimartinezg47) November 1, 2020
— Hellguard (@Hellguard20) November 1, 2020
— Tristan Reynolds (@TJR_2807) November 1, 2020
— Daniel Zoil Cecile (@MrDZC20) November 1, 2020
One person who found the whole thing amusing though was Marcus Ericsson…
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) November 1, 2020