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Russell denies giving Bottas ‘slap' after crash

Apr.21 George Russell has denied slapping Valtteri Bottas' on the helmet after their high speed Imola crash. The Williams driver, who appears to be in direct competition for the works Mercedes seat for 2022, has now apologised for lashing out at Bottas verbally and physically before the Finn had emerged from his wrecked car on Sunday. But Russell, 23, denies giving his rival a ‘slap'. 'Slap is a very strong word,' he insisted. 'It was nothing more than a brush. I doubt he even felt it. It was more of a ‘what are you doing?' 'I'm sure maybe a footballer would have reacted in a very different way but there was nothing menacing there. It was almost like throwing your arms in the...
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