George Russell was unable to finish the Singapore Grand Prix race weekend the way he deserved and wanted, having been incredibly strong throughout the sessions and the race itself until he made a mistake on the final lap , which he sent against the wall. As he fought for victory against Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz, he left everything in the air for the Mercedes driver. Explosion not just because of the race result, but because of all the bad tricks young George is piling up in the 2023 season.
George Russell explodes after a final lap accident at the Singapore GP
And it’s not the first time that George Russell is on the verge of converting a great performance and a great performance into good points, after suffering through the entire race at the last GP in the Netherlands with the strategy of retiring at the end.
Even today, when George Russell made his own mistake on the final lap and was assured of at least third place, he spoke extremely openly about his 2023 season and everything that is happening to him on the track and in his head.
“Carlos has mastered the difference in what you should do on a track like this. We were lucky with the virtual safety car and it was a shame that we were so close to victory“, he commented on the race of the winner Carlos Sainz upon his arrival in the press area and added:
“Carlos did a great job tackling the DRS with Lando. I had a chance with Lando, who was half a car ahead of me, and I would have gotten past him and maybe Carlos later“, Lewis Hamilton’s teammate at Mercedes introduces what happened on the final lap where he hit the wall and ended up breaking his car’s direction to go from the safety of the podium to exit:
“But now that we crashed on the last lap, I’m speechless, it was a small mistake with big consequences. I’m a little discouraged, but we have to keep going.“ Continues George Russell and begins his acceptance lap, which shows how tough the moment is going through a driver who beat Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ World Championship last year.
“The team did a great job. I’m very sorry that I couldn’t give them the podium they deserved from me. It was such a turbulent year for me… the performance was good and the results were terrible“, states harshly the ’63’, who is desolate after a new difficult career, and which further increases the young Brit’s accumulation of frustrations:
“There’s something to learn because I don’t understand it: I’m riding better than ever, my pace is better than ever, but the results aren’t coming. They will come, they will come, if we fight hard for a championship that won’t happen” concludes an emotional George Russell, who finds himself in a remarkable state of fragility from which he hopes to recover.
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