British driver dropped out of tenth place after tyre warm-up goes fallacious behind the late Imola Security Automotive; Hamilton and Grosjean ship messages of assist
By James Galloway
Final Up to date: 01/11/20 11:14pm
A annoyed and apologetic George Russell stated he was “so sorry” to his Williams group for crashing beneath the Security Automotive and lacking out on a potential first factors end of his F1 profession.
The Williams driver, who once more starred in qualifying to take thirteenth on the grid, was operating tenth with 12 laps to go when he misplaced management of his automobile at Acque Minerali and slammed into the surface wall.
Russell has but to attain a degree in 34 grands prix, whereas Williams are with out a level in 2020 and now in peril of their first score-less full season with 4 races to go.
“Gutting to be sincere. I do not actually know what to say,” stated Russell, who sat disconsolate together with the observe after clambering out of his crashed automobile.
I don’t know what to say. No excuses. I’m so sorry guys.
— George Russell (@GeorgeRussell63) November 1, 2020
“I used to be working as exhausting as I may to maintain the tyres working, I used to be pushing as exhausting as I may all through the race and it is most likely essentially the most on-the-limit I’ve ever been all through the entire of the race.
“I feel it was actually displaying and we had been in such a very good place. Clearly, I simply went over the restrict beneath the Security Automotive and as quickly as I misplaced the automobile it was already too late and I used to be within the wall.
“Actually sorry for the group and unacceptable from my aspect actually.”
The Briton, who earlier within the weekend had been named by two-time world champion Fernando Alonso as his younger driver to look at for the longer term, defined: “I used to be accelerating and altering gear on the similar time and simply with chilly tyres…
“This typically occur with chilly tyres and it was my job to try to work them as exhausting as I can to maintain Kimi [Raikkonen] and Sebastian [Vettel] behind on new sizzling contemporary tyres.
“However there is no excuses. I will go away and study from this and are available again stronger subsequent time.”
Hamilton and Grosjean ship messages
Writing on Instagram on Sunday evening, Russell wrote: “I will always remember at the present time, this error. I will study from it, be stronger for it. I am so sorry, to the entire group. No excuses.”
That prompted Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean, two of F1’s most senior drivers, to ship their assist to the 22-year-old.
“George, you had been giving it your all,” wrote six-time champion Hamilton.
“It is okay to make errors and it is okay to really feel the ache. I’ve made greater than I can keep in mind. You are nice bud. Preserve your head up and hold pushing, on to the following one.”
Grosjean, who himself crashed behind the Security Automotive in Baku in 2018, wrote: “Man, I do know the sensation. Will take a while to overlook it, however what you do is mega. Preserve pushing.”