George Russell provides hilarious reply to Mercedes engineer after warning at Hungarian GP | F1 | Sport

George Russell laughed together with his race engineer in a hilarious staff radio change moments after dropping management of his Mercedes throughout observe on the Hungarian Grand Prix. Russell locked up and left the observe at flip 12 as he struggled to familiarize yourself with the moist floor in Budapest. 

Moments later, his race engineer came to visit the radio to warn him of yellow flags on observe. Nevertheless, Russell interjected seconds later, saying he already knew about them – as a result of it was him who went off observe. He stated: “Yeah that is me mate, thanks anyway.”

Russell was not the one driver to battle all through the damp remaining observe session as groups tried to seek out the restrict. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel was the one main sufferer to the rain after he spun out with minutes remaining of the session. 

The German misplaced management of his rear finish after dipping a wheel on the within kerb, spinning out and colliding with the barrier. 

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The shunt introduced out the purple flag however the session was resumed moments later. Nicholas Latifi ultimately topped the session after becoming a set of the intermediate tyres proper on the finish because the observe dried.

Mercedes have lacked tempo on the Hungaroring with Russell eight-tenths off the Ferrari of Carlos Sainz in a dry FP1. The hole to Ferrari was prolonged to nine-tenths within the second observe session as Russell was solely quick sufficient for eighth as Leclerc topped the timesheets.

Group-mate Lewis Hamilton was even slower yesterday together with his hole to Ferrari over a second yesterday afternoon. Final night time, Russell claimed Mercedes weekend was nonetheless salvageable as he revealed the staff had sacrificed lap time in observe.

As an alternative, he admitted the Silver Arrows have been targeted on discovering longer-term options to their on-track points.

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Nevertheless, Hamilton was much less optimistic concerning the staff’s possibilities. He added: “Nothing’s modified on the automotive since final week and I am the identical driver this week as I used to be final week.

It is simply, for some purpose on this observe it is not working as effectively. However I believe as soon as we bought it proper. The hole is about as similar as final week – round a second. I did not get to run on the finish as a result of I had some injury. I sustained some injury on the ground so after that, it was fairly tough for the long-run base.  

“It may be a tricky weekend, that is for positive, however we’ll give it the whole lot.”

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