Russell: In Mexico City our approach will be more conservative

Lewis Hamilton lost his second place in Austin as he was disqualified after the US Grand Prix because his car did not meet the technical regulations. One of the possible reasons for this is that the ground clearance is too low, meaning that the wear on the control rod on the underside of the seven-time world champion’s Mercedes has exceeded the permitted limits.

At the FIA ​​press conference in Mexico City, his teammate George Russell was asked whether the team would change its approach to tuning the car next.

George Russell: “I think the configuration of the Mexican circuit is not at all the same as in Austin. Naturally, last weekend, after the first training, we carried out all the standard checks and the condition of the control bar was completely normal. Therefore, we had no reason to change the ground clearance. But it turned out we were wrong.

I expect the team to take a more conservative approach this weekend, plus we will have three training sessions and I don’t foresee any problems.

In Austin we presented a number of technical innovations, and they performed well. I had some problems, during the US Grand Prix I had to save fuel, and this continued for half the distance, but in the last segment we were able to improve and showed excellent pace. We hope that we can perform at a good level before the end of the season.

Last year we were very fast on the Mexican circuit and I think in theory it suits us better than Austin, Qatar or Suzuka. I won’t say that we expect an excellent result, but I do expect that we can perform quite competitively.”

Source: F1 News

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