After the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, George Russell says “something doesn’t quite add up, you just don’t suddenly lose a second’s worth of performance and go from a podium fighting car to just fighting for points”.
Mercedes had a difficult time at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton finishing in P8, and George Russell suffering a DNF.
After the race, George was confused about the W14’s fluctuations in performance.
“Clearly we got something wrong this weekend,” the Briton told Sky Sports F1.
“Still we’re not too sure what that is as yet, but the pace just hadn’t been there. We thought yesterday may have been a one off, but clearly it wasn’t.
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“So we need to regroup and try to understand it. 12 months ago this was our strongest race of the year, 12 months later it’s by far our weakest race of the year, so very strange.
“The car was just slow this weekend. The tyres were sliding around and I think what we were doing was the maximum.
“Something doesn’t quite add up, you just don’t suddenly lose a second’s worth of performance and go from a podium fighting car to just fighting for points.
“We really need to sit down and understand, but clearly a massive one off this week,” Russell concluded.