“I thought my rear-left was going to blow” – Russell | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: George Russell says he aimed to do a one-stop strategy on Sunday but had to bit three times after suffering a blistered tyre.

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Russell said he feared his tyre was going to blow before his third pit stop with 12 laps to go.

Compared to last Sunday, [the race] was much worse. We made a really poor getaway and we lost a couple of positions. Then, from then on in, the tyres were just atrocious, I think, for everybody. We made a three-stop race, we were hoping to do a one-stop at the beginning of the race, which shows how difficult it was. And at the end it was just bringing the car home because I thought the rear-left was going to blow.

After my second stop I did about four or five laps and then suddenly my rear-left blistered drastically. Over the course of two or three laps the blistering just got worse and worse, the vibrations got really bad. And I made a call that we needed to box and change tyre because it was going to go. So not great, a lot to review.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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