Motor-racing - another podium finish for Russell

George Russell had three top-six finishes.
George Russell had three top-six finishes.
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For the second weekend running George Russell gained a podium finish in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship.

The 17 year-old from Wisbech followed up his third place at Spa Francorchamps, with a second place in Round 6 at the Norisring, Germany.

Russell’s runner-up spot came in the third of the three races and takes him up to fifth in the overall standings.

In the first race Russell was 10th and then in the second race he finished a disappointing fifth.

Russell said: “We were fighting for the lead in Race 2 and a win looked possible until unfortunately I was involved in an incident with another car which took me from first to fifth.

“But I got a good result in the third race and now I’m looking forward to building on that in Zandvoort from July 10-12.”