George Russell on whether Mercedes is risking another DQ in Mexico

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After Lewis Hamilton got disqualified from the United States Grand Prix, George Russell discusses whether the same thing can happen in Mexico.

Lewis Hamilton finished the United States Grand Prix in P2, however he was later disqualified from the race because his car failed the post-race inspection.

The cause was excessive wear on his car’s floor plank, the same issue that was also found on Charles Leclerc’s car, who was also disqualified.

Ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, George Russell was asked if Mercedes will take a ‘more conservative approach’ this weekend, to prevent the possibility of another DQ.

“I think it’s a very different layout here,” the Briton said.

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“Obviously, with the one session in Austin, we did all of the standard checks after FP1 and the plank looked absolutely fine.

“So there was no reason after the practice session to make any changes, but obviously we got that very wrong.

“I expect the nature of this circuit to be naturally more conservative, and with the three practice sessions, I don’t foresee any issues there,” Russell concluded.

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