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Russell offers reason for sluggish Q2 time

George Russell cited used tyres as the reason why he was so far off the pace in Q2 for the Bahrain Grand Prix. But there was still plenty for the driver nicknamed ‘Mr Saturday’ to be pleased about as he took his record of reaching Q2 this season to 60% – nine times in 15 races. Not only that, but the Williams man has now beaten his F1 team-mate in qualifying 36 times out of 36 as he outpaced Nicholas Latifi by almost nine tenths of a second in Q1. Ultimately, Russell ended up in P14, benefiting from the brake problem that ended Carlos Sainz’s qualifying early in Q2 and made something of a mess of that session, which had to be red-flagged while the McLaren was recovered and...
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