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Russell pleased with French GP despite struggles

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 24: George Russell of Great Britain driving the (63) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team W13 leads Carlos Sainz of Spain driving (55) the Ferrari F1-75 during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 24, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Mercedes driver George Russell finished the French Grand Prix in third place after struggling through the race.

The British driver admitted struggling after the restart, but recovered and took the opportunities from Ferrari’s misfortunes to achieve his result.

“The pace was strong. We really struggled with the warm-up after that restart and Checo was all over me. I am happy to have made it over the checkered line and home in P3,” Russell said in the post-race interview. 

“I saw him struggling when Sainz got past. I had that one opportunity and the rules are pretty clear because I had one tire in front of him in the corner. Front-wheel to rear wheel and he didn’t leave me much space but glad to bring it home in P3 and a double podium,” Russell concluded. 

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