George Russell’s 2022 F1 Mexican GP qualifying efficiency wouldn’t have been ‘sufficient for pole’

Crimson Bull chief advisor Helmut Marko feels that George Russell’s lap wouldn’t have been sufficient for pole place.

The Mercedes driver was on a robust last lap however a mistake within the last sector ruined it for him. Earlier than the error, George Russell had matched Max Verstappen on the finish of sector 2.

Crimson Bull’s advisor Helmut Marko, nonetheless, doesn’t really feel the pole place was ever in risk. Based on his interplay with ServusTV, Marko felt that Verstappen had sufficient of a buffer in S3 to maintain the pole place secure. he stated:

“If Russell hits his final lap optimally, the hole would have been smaller however I do not assume it could have been sufficient for pole.”

Helmut Marko did, nonetheless, admit that it was shut than Crimson Bull had thought with Mercedes, he stated:

“It was nearer than we thought. However we had the suspicion that Mercedes wasn’t working with the identical quantity of gas as we had been. We did not know precisely whether or not they had been bluffing or not.”

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