DEC 07th 2020

Damien Smith

Russell and Perez: heroes of an unforgettable Sakhir GP

George Russell lay down and looked to the heavens. We’d seen that look of tortured mental anguish before, at Imola when he crashed his Williams behind the safety car. But this time the circumstances were somewhat different. In a crazy week when he’d gone from the worst car on the grid to the best in a single move, the anointed sub for COVID-positive Lewis Hamilton had just passed the most important audition of his life – and then some. But right now all he could think about was the win his new team had just snatched and fumbled from his impressively firm grasp.


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