George Russell begs F1 chiefs for red flag after 100mph crash at Australian GP as full audio of team radio plea revealedRussell’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton was also failed to finish the Aussie GP

GEORGE RUSSELL begged for a red flag immediately after his 100mph crash at the Australian Grand Prix. Russell’s Mercedes was left balancing on its side after hitting the barriers with force. With his car in the middle of the track, the Silver Arrows star was desperate for proceedings to be halted so that he wouldn’t be hit. Straight after coming to a stop, Russell worriedly bellowed down his team radio: “Red flag, red flag, I’m in the middle of the track, red flag, red flag. He then thankfully added: “I’m okay, I am in the middle of the track half upside down.

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