George Russell after the Qatar GP: I felt close to fainting

"There were points when I thought I was going to faint. It was unbelievable.”

by Sead Dedovic
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George Russell after the Qatar GP: I felt close to fainting
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Conditions at the Qatar Grand Prix were brutal, and things could have turned out much worse. Logan Sargeant was forced to retire due to dehydration. Esteban Ocon threw up in his helmet, and many others had complaints. One of those who spoke to the media after the race was George Russell, who said he had never experienced conditions like this before.

He felt like he was going to faint. "It was an absolutely brutal race, by far the most physical I have ever experienced. I felt close to fainting,” Russell said, as quoted by crash.net. “I felt ill during this race.

It was insane how hot it was. It was like you were inside an oven. I sometimes train in saunas and you push your body to the limit and you get to a point where it's too hot and you're like, 'I want to get out.' That was the feeling from about lap 12 There were points when I thought I was going to faint.

It was unbelievable”.

Lewis Hamilton

A collision occurred between George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. Russell finished fourth, however. Lewis Hamilton decided to apologize to Russell for the mistake. According to the Brit, both of them could have finished on the podium, but they weren't lucky.

It's already time to focus on the next challenges. Mercedes is expected to deliver the most next season.
“We both had the possibility of standing on the podium,” he told Sky. “Obviously there was nothing intentional, both ways.

These cars are so difficult to see, when you’re racing. There are big blind spots. We have so much respect for one another. We’ll get past this”. As expected, Max Verstappen again confirmed his dominance by winning his third consecutive title.

The Dutchman showed that he really has great qualities. The Red Bull team is not joking, and their goals will remain the same next season.

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