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Russell on soft tyre gamble: 'I'm glad I went for it'

George Russell's late switch to the soft tyre in Saturday's wet qualifying in Montreal didn't pay off, but the Mercedes driver was glad he had taken the risk. The treacherous grid-defining afternoon session began under daunting conditions, but the fifteen drivers who had survived the first segment of qualifying progressively swapped their full wets for intermediates as the track slowly dried. Conditions remained difficult however at the outset of Q3. But in the closing stages of the session, several drivers inquired with their team about a potential switch to slicks. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso ultimately decided against the risky tyre change, but a brace Russell took the gamble....
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