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Russell ‘relieved’ to end nightmare Azerbaijan GP weekend for Williams

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russelll says he was “relieved” to put a nightmare Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend behind him. The British rookie started the Baku weekend battling illness and saw his running hampered when he hit a loose manhole cover just 15 minutes into Friday’s opening practice session, which forced him to sit out of FP2 while Williams carried out repairs to his heavily-damaged FW42. Despite his lack of mileage, Russell was able to out-qualify teammate Robert Kubica before enduring another lonely race on his way to finishing two laps down in 15th. “It was as good as could be really,” he said. “We knew coming into this weekend that it would probably be the...
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