George Russell will receive a 5-place grid penalty for the Mexico City GP after his race gearbox expired in FP2.


  • George Russell’s FP2 session ended early after encountering gearbox issues before he could set a lap time.
  • The Briton was running his race gearbox in FP2, meaning he is elibible for a grid penalty for Sunday.

What he had to say (prior to knowledge of the penalty):

  • “There’s not a huge amount to say to be honest, I had a gearbox failure so the guys are still looking into how it happened and if we can recover that gearbox and where we go from here really.”
  • “It’s not ideal but it’s only Friday and points are rewarded on Sunday.”

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