George Russell agrees with Lewis Hamilton on ‘brutal’ Mercedes issues after Azerbaijan GP

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GEORGE RUSSELL managed to safe a formidable third-placed end on the streets of Baku.

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George Russell admitted that he was relieved to see the chequered flag on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after he and Lewis Hamilton have been subjected to violent bouncing on the lengthy straights in Baku. Russell managed to safe a formidable third-placed end on the finish of the 51-lap contest however was removed from snug contained in the cockpit, with Mercedes nonetheless having been unable to iron out their points with bouncing over the course of the season so far.

Hamilton, who crossed the end line in fourth place, complained of again ache at instances by way of group radio and was noticed transferring gingerly as he pulled himself out of his automobile within the fast aftermath of the race. Russell went on to disclose that he additionally struggled with loads of discomfort because of the bouncing earlier than insisting that one thing must be completed to resolve the scenario within the not-too-distant future.

“To be sincere I used to be happy to see the race come to a detailed,” he instructed Sky Sports activities F1. “Simply smashing the bottom each single nook, each single lap.

“[It was] fairly brutal, I am going to sleep properly tonight. Particularly on a circuit that is not normally too bodily, it is simply what we have got to cope with and dwell with in the mean time.

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George Russell agrees with Lewis Hamilton on 'brutal' Mercedes issues after Azerbaijan GP

George Russell was relieved to see the chequered flag in Baku (Picture: SKY SPORTS F1)

“We as drivers have to simply accept [it]. There’s not going to be any short-term modifications however there are conversations concerning the long-term future of those laws.

“We have numerous good engineers and clever folks on this sport, I am certain we’ll discover the best options. I do not know what the answer is, to be sincere, I believe on the finish of the day nearly all of us are in the identical boat.”

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George Russell agrees with Lewis Hamilton on 'brutal' Mercedes issues after Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes shall be hoping to iron out their points earlier than subsequent weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (Picture: EXPRESS)

It stays to be seen whether or not Mercedes will be capable to repair their points with bouncing on the straights as they appear to shut the hole to Purple Bull and Ferrari by way of outright efficiency over the subsequent few weeks. The Silver Arrows have been properly adrift of their Constructors’ Championship rivals over the course of this season so far and have been closely affected by the bouncing compared to the opposite groups on the grid.

Mercedes shall be determined to make progress forward of the subsequent Grand Prix of the marketing campaign in Canada, which can return after a two-year absence from the F1 calendar subsequent weekend. It appears as if Russell and Hamilton could possibly be set to wrestle with bouncing as soon as once more, although, with the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve having gained a status for its bumpy observe floor over time.



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