Another solid weekend for George Russell, who finds himself in top five of overall FIA Formula 3 European standings

George Russell in action in Monza.

George Russell in action in Monza. - Credit: Archant

Tydd St Giles racer George Russell produced three points finishes at Monza ... but it could have been even better.

In Round Four of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Russell made up a place from qualifying to finish eighth in the first race.

In race two, Russell enjoyed a lightening start and showed great pace throughout to go from 14th to sixth.

In the final race, Russell was handily placed in seventh, with a top five finish in his sights, when the red flag was waved due to the amount of crashes which had taken place over the weekend.

Russell said: “We made another good start. We were doing a lot of overtaking and moved up to P7 early on. Unfortunately there was an incident creating a red flag half way through and the race didn’t restart.

“That was quite disappointing as I was catching the guys ahead of me and I thought P5 could’ve been on the cards.

“All in all we had three very good races, but we just really need to work on our qualifying performance.

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“We haven’t quite optimised that yet and it’s really hindering our races. But we’ll keep pushing and come back fighting for the next round at Spa (June 19-21).”

Russell is fifth in the overall standings (68 points). Championship leader is Antonio Giovinazzi (182 points).