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‘Battered and bruised' Russell says lap times ‘deceiving'

George Russell believes the lap times after Friday in Bahrain are “deceiving”, suggesting he is one and a half tenths slower than Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas despite topping both practice sessions. Russell was called up to the team earlier this week to replace Lewis Hamilton, who tested positive for Covid-19 after last weekend’s race. With Russell being taller than Hamilton, minor complications have arisen as he adjusts to the new car, admitting he’s taken a beating around the adjusted layout in Bahrain in his new car. “I’m pretty battered and bruised already to be honest,” Russell said. “We’ve already gone through what needs to be changed. “It’s not the work...
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