George Russell: I’m not going to let a mistake ruin the weekend

George Russell battled Lando Norris for second place on the final lap in Singapore, but crashed the car on the final lap. The British Mercedes driver said he managed to overcome the disappointment and that he will not remember his mistake in Suzuka.

George Russell: “If I had known it was the last lap and had gone a bit slower and Lewis had overtaken me, I would have fooled myself in the same way.

We have reached the next phase: the Singapore race is a thing of the past. In life, you cannot allow failures to take over your thoughts. If you think about what happened for too long, your thoughts will simply consume you, but this will not achieve anything.

Andy Shovlin called me on Sunday night and said, “The only reason we were able to fight for the win is because you drove incredibly all weekend.” And he added: “You reminded us what it means to fight for victory, so better remember this feeling.”

I remembered the positive moments we had in the final phase. “I’m very happy with my speed and I won’t let a two centimeter error ruin this weekend.”

Speaking about the tasks for the remaining races of the season, George Russell called the fight with Ferrari for second place in the Constructors’ Championship the priority: “If we only talk about results, then I am having my best season, but for several reasons in During the year we lost more than sixty points.

My goal is to help the team achieve second place in the Constructors’ Championship. From the very beginning of the season it was clear that we weren’t fighting for the title, but I don’t know if that had any effect on my mood or not.

Every mistake has a reason. Sometimes these are attempts to go to the extreme, sometimes they are attempts to exceed the limits of what is possible. I think back to those years when I became champion in the junior series and I understand that I was the driver who tried to show results because it was a long race. I can assure you that once we get back to title-winning form, I will do what it takes to become champions again.”

Source: F1 News

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