The F1 sanity that left Russell with some Sakhir solace
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The F1 sanity that left Russell with some Sakhir solace

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OPINION: George Russell showed Formula 1 and Mercedes his class in the Sakhir Grand Prix, but the results of that disastrous pitstop nearly left him with nothing to show for it. Thankfully, a sensible outcome was reached, which should lead to a rule change

The Formula 1 stewards at the Sakhir Grand Prix had something new to consider: a driver running two of his team-mate's tyres.

This was one of the two results of Mercedes disastrous double-stack pitstop under the race's second safety car, which cost George Russell a likely victory after he'd been sent out with medium tyres from Valtteri Bottas's allocation, and destroyed any hope of Bottas going to win as he had to head out again with the same set of hard tyres put back on his W11.

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