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Everyone expects the wheels to fall off, quips Russell, as he prepares for F1 debut

Williams rookie George Russell believes the low expectations placed upon the struggling Formula 1 team will be of benefit, joking that critics are anticipating “the wheels will fall off” its car. Williams finished at the foot of last year’s Constructors’ Championship amid a season-long struggle with its recalcitrant FW41. The introduction of Williams’ FW42 was three days late and when it ran during pre-season testing it was off the pace, with Russell and team-mate Robert Kubica at the foot of the timesheets. Williams announced during the build-up to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix that Technical Director Paddy Lowe has taken a leave of absence,...
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