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Over-zealous stewards causing drivers to back off, says Russell

George Russell claims that the recent spate of penalties will compromise the racing as drivers opt to back off rather than face the risk of being punished. The Williams driver talks with experience after being handed a grid penalty for his first lap clash with Sergio Perez at Silverstone in the Sprint. Though the stewards claim to be taking a 'laid back' approach to first lap incidents, at a time many insist the Verstappen/Hamilton clash was a racing incident, Russell believes the penalty meted out to the Mercedes driver will deter his colleagues from battling too hard for positions in future. 'That's what we were arguing,' says Russell of his visit to the Silverstone stewards. ''Rubbin's...
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