Mercedes reveals what caused George Russell’s DNF at British GP

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On Lap 34 of the British Grand Prix, Mercedes told George Russell to “retire the car”. Later they revealed what the issue was.

George Russell started the British Grand Prix from pole, but unfortunately on Lap 34 he was told to retire the car. He was running in P4 at the time.

Afterwards, Mercedes revealed the retirement was caused by a suspected water system issue.

“Probably about 10 laps before I had to retire,” Russell told Sky Sports F1 afterwards.

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“I had alarms on my steering wheel for some sort of water cooling failure.

“I don’t know what to say. The car had been so good. It was a long race, I struggled a bit around the damp patches.

“Gutting,” he concluded.

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