George Russell on his plan to kick off the second shockwave on the grid: “If that’s the case [the lead’s] there to take it we’ll go for it; “The Belgian Grand Prix live on Sky Sports F1 at 2pm on Sunday, with a buildup from 12.30pm by James Galloway Last Update: 08/29/21 10:20am Surprise Belgian GP in front of the front starter George Russell says He won’t hesitate to attack the lead at the start of Sunday’s race.The first Sunday in Formula One since the summer break sees Russell Williams as the unexpected cross-hairs between title contenders Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton on the grid after the Briton’s impressive performance in wet qualifying, the young adult The 23-year-old, who made it to half a century off from Sunday’s Grand Prix, has never started above eight in his career at Williams – although he has one famous previous experience of being front row in Formula 1. That was When he sided with Hamilton when the world champion was sidelined with Covid-19 in Bahrain at the end of last season.He qualified to second place behind Mercedes regular Valtteri Bottas in his first game with Russell in their car, he passed the automaker in the first corner and would have won by The race weren’t for the tire problems, the difference here being that Russell Williams’ car is much slower than the Red Bull’s that Verstappen and Mercedes’ Mercedes are driving in dry condition, but the rainy conditions he championed on Saturday are again expected prominently for Sunday. George Russell joins Sky Formula 1’s Paul di Resta on the SkyPad for a glimpse of the stunning lap in qualifying while securing second place on the grid for Sunday’s race. George Russell joins Sky Formula 1’s Paul di Resta on the SkyPad for a glimpse of the stunning lap in qualifying while securing second place on the grid for Sunday’s race. Asked if he imagined his chances of attacking Verstappen for the lead in the long contest and long friendship up to Les Combes, fifth corner of the circle, on the opening lap, Russell said: “That’s the plan, that’s the plan!” If it is there in order to take it we will go to it. “The race starts at 2pm, live on Sky Sports F1, with a buildup from 12:30pm. It’s one of the most coveted seats in F1, but likely to be Lewis Hamilton’s partner at Mercedes next year, it’s one of the most coveted seats. In Formula 1, but is Lewis Hamilton likely to race at Mercedes next year?No stranger to unpredictable conditions as many of the place’s most famous moments come in humid weather.Saturday’s qualifying – which was initially delayed before the first quarter and then was… Suspended early in the third quarter after Lando Norris crashed hard – varying levels of rain pouring down the undulating circuit cuit, creating difficult conditions for drivers. Momentum in the championship fight after losing points led to Hamilton from stopping by.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen admits conditions at the spa were tough and he expects more challenges in the race, despite his start in pole position.Max Verstappen admits of Red Bull said conditions at the spa were challenging and that he expected more challenges in the race, despite his start in pole position. The Belgian-born Dutchman said: “I’m totally confident. We had a good Friday straight away. The car felt totally respectable. There wasn’t much drama.” Things are always fine-tuned, but they look really good, and in the wet it’s never easy, it’s always on the move – but yeah, that’s okay. “Just make sure we have a clean first course and then we’ll see.” Again, a change in conditions can happen and a lot of things.” Lewis Hamilton thinks he could have finished first but remains optimistic he would do well from third in the race at the Belgian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton thinks he was a Possible to finish first but remains optimistic he will do well out of third in the race at the Belgian Grand Prix.Two places on the grid, Hamilton described his Mercedes as “part of a handful” in the wet with the W12 running in a lower configuration than some of the other cars. “We tried to find the best middle ground, the best balance, for both the possible conditions today and tomorrow in terms of dryness and humidity,” Hamilton said after qualifying. “We’ll see what the weather is like tomorrow and see how it works.” Eight points off Verstappen before Sunday’s race.