The young Briton now admits the whole situation was “a massive lesson” for him.
“I guess that was a bit of a reality check,” Russell told the F1 Nation podcast.
“That in a split second, you can almost go from hero to zero, and your whole perception could potentially be changed, and your whole future could be changed.
“I think that was a massive lesson for me in how to handle myself, sort of post-crash and in front of the media.
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“Even the crash itself, how things unfolded, whether it’s the right move to go for or not, and just the whole circumstance.
“I’d like to think I can look back and say that was an important lesson for me.”
Ultimately Russell says he will be more careful in similar situations in the future.
“I think I recognised very, very quickly that I couldn’t afford to make errors like that. Everybody has their own view, that it’s his fault or my fault.
“I have obviously got my own views and my own reasonings why I went for that, but going for a move is one thing, but then how you deal with the aftermath of it not panning out the way you wanted is a completely different story as well,” concluded the Briton.