Russell and Mercedes back at the top… to everyone’s surprise!

When Max Verstappen and Lando Norris slipped, George Russell took over the role of leader to finish the climb. This is the second summit he has climbed after Brazil in 2022.

Published on 01/07/2024 à 15:30

Jean-Michel Desnoues

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Russell and Mercedes back at the top… to everyone’s surprise!

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George Russell passes for the 64th time of the day in front of his pit wall and the giant screens adjoining the first turn. For some time now, nothing has been missing from the fierce struggle being waged Max Verstappen et Lando Norris. The one that opposes him to Oscar piastri isn't bad either, but it's not a hand-to-hand combat like between the pilot Red Bull and the pilot McLaren. What George Russell is clinging to is this third place, synonymous with the podium, which he wants to preserve at all costs. The two leaders are not that far away, but too far away to hope to catch up with them. Unless the leading duo hang on...

“I saw on the giant screens around the track that Max and Lando were very active, tells

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