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Russell admits to issue in qualifying causing his Q2 exit

Russell admits to issue in qualifying causing his Q2 exit

1 October - 15:36 Last update: 15:51
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Oli Lewis

Unfortunately for the Brit George Russell, his qualifying came to an end in Q2 as he could only manage to put his Mercedes in 11th, meaning he missed the top 10 cutoffs for the final qualifying session. However, when speaking to Sky Sports in a post-session interview the young driver revealed that this was because of an issue with the car, and not the lack of grip due to the wet track.

The British driver revealed that he was "struggling with something relating to the brakes and the engine" he admits "where it was pushing me into the corners and I had throttle on as I was going in. I didn't have throttle on and it isn't that (a throttle issue)"

"The grip felt good, I just couldn't get around any of the corners" he continued obviously frustrated by the issue, as his teammate Lewis Hamilton managed to get his Mercedes on P3 for tomorrow's race. While doesn't don't know what is causing the issue at the minute, in terms of getting it resolved for tomorrow Russell had this to say "I hope so, I hope so. Yeah, we need to, we defientely need to do something, you know just disappointing for myself and the team. Obviously, the car is looking strong here."

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