George Russell explains his shocking Singapore GP crash

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George Russell says Mercedes was “half a car’s length from winning the race”, but “then just the last lap, a millimetre lapse of concentration and game over”.

George Russell was doing his best to overtake Lando Norris for P2 at the Singapore Grand Prix, when he shockingly crashed into the barrier on the last lap of the race.

Afterwards, George was visibly shaken.

“No words to be honest,” the Briton said.

“Such a long, physical race, difficult to keep concentration. Carlos did a great job backing the pack up, not allowing us to do the alternative strategy.

“I think we were half a car’s length from winning the race had I got past Lando when I had the opportunity, I think we would have been able to get past Carlos.

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“Then just the last lap, a millimetre lapse of concentration and game over. So just sorry to the whole team.

“It was a really challenging race, the tyres were dropping off and you are pushing the limits. That’s how racing should be, you make a small mistake and you are bitten for it.

“It’s heart-breaking after such a great weekend –  the car has felt great, qualifying was great, the race was great, we were bold with the strategy.

“I feel like I let myself and the team down. It’s tough but we will come back,” the Briton concluded.

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