Albon has endured troubles with a skittish RB16 at the Hungaroring, complaining of understeer in the course of exercise and inevitably dropping out in the next aspect of qualifying.
His teammate Max Verstappen received into the 3rd element of qualifying, but only managed seventh, owning been 1.4s off Sunday’s polesitter Lewis Hamilton.
Just after a tricky pair of races in Austria with blended fortunes, Albon has occur under strain to perform, which Russell feels is unjustified – having raced versus each other in many junior groups.
Russell and Albon fought for the Formulation 2 title in 2018, with Russell winning out, while Albon also battled with Charles Leclerc for dominance in the GP3 Series back again in 2016.
“I indicate, I’ve acknowledged Alex for the past, you know, 15 a long time, been in the same paddock as him,” Russell told Sky Sports activities F1.
“He is 1 of the greatest motorists we all race you know, Max, Charles, all of us will say it he’s always usually been at the entrance and every little thing he is carried out.
“And I don’t know what the hell is going on.
“I sense definitely, actually terrible for him mainly because he is becoming created to appear like an fool and he’s unquestionably not.
“He’s gained in everything he’s carried out. So I you should not know what is going on but they want to sort out for him.
Russell himself loved a robust cost to 12th on Sunday’s grid, beating Albon by just a fraction of a 2nd as teammate Nicholas Latifi grabbed the 15th-most effective time to ensure each Williams cars and trucks manufactured it into Q2 for the very first time since the 2018 Italian Grand Prix.
In that occasion, Sergey Sirotkin qualified in 12th place as Lance Stroll manufactured it into Q3, qualifying 10th as the two cars and trucks manufactured it into the details.
“Our aim was Q2 the Alfas and the Haas,” Russell stated.
“And the car or truck just came alive at the commence of Q1 and bought in a very good groove, and gave it every little thing I had.
“It’s really irritating, two months in a row to pass up Q3 by a this kind of a compact margin!
“I’d favor to be a bit more away because it feels a little bit irritating as these kinds of – but yeah, I’m definitely delighted.”