George’s Melbourne misery! Mercedes star Russell is forced out of the Australian Grand Prix with his car ablaze after he had briefly led the race after the first corner before being dropped down to seventh with an ill-timed pit stop

George Russell suffered a nightmare exit at the Melbourne Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon – after leading the race. But Russell’s lead was short-lived, with a safety car coming out after Charles Leclerc ran into the gravel on the first corner, and then again when Alex Albon was forced to end the race on lap six. I was flat out on the throttle and the car wasn’t accelerating. ‘The same way that I felt last week that the safety car in Saudi was totally unnecessary – so I don’t really know what is going on with these decisions up in race control.’. Russell then became the third car of the race forced to retire. Russell then climbed out of the car as smoke billowed into the sky, and called over race mechanics.

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