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F1 News: George Russell Heartbroken After Singapore Crash - "No Words"

In the Singapore Grand Prix, George Russell's potential podium finish was thwarted by a last-lap crash, allowing teammate Lewis Hamilton to secure third behind Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.

In a dramatic turn of events at the Singapore Grand Prix, George Russell's hopes of securing a podium finish were dashed on the final lap. Just moments away from potentially overtaking Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris, Russell's car veered off track after hitting the wall to the right of the circuit. 

Key Takeaways:

  • George Russell crashed on the last lap of the Singapore Grand Prix, missing a potential podium finish.
  • Ferrari's Carlos Sainz won, followed by McLaren's Lando Norris, with Lewis Hamilton taking third after Russell's mishap.
  • Hamilton praised Russell's performance throughout the weekend, expressing confidence in his teammate's ability to bounce back.
George Russell - Mercedes

The Marina Bay Street Circuit, known for its challenging turns and unforgiving barriers, witnessed a heart-wrenching scene as Russell, who had been putting up a commendable fight against his teammate Lewis Hamilton, lost control and crashed into the wall to the right of Turn 10 of the last lap. The incident not only cost Russell a potential podium finish but also allowed Hamilton to secure the third spot.

"No words, to be honest," said a visibly emotional George Russell in the media pen post-race. "Such a long race, physical race. I think we were half a car length away from winning the race had I got past Lando. I think we could have got past Carlos on the last lap, but a momentary lapse of concentration. I feel sorry for the team."

The race concluded with Ferrari's Carlos Sainz clinching the top spot, followed closely by McLaren's Lando Norris. Lewis Hamilton, who had been trailing Russell for a significant portion of the race, managed to secure the third position.

Hamilton, in his post-race interview, expressed sympathy for his teammate's unfortunate turn of events. 

"Extremely unfortunate for George. We were pushing so hard to catch these guys. And our tyres were so hot. But I know he'll bounce back. He's been phenomenal all weekend."

The Singapore Grand Prix will undoubtedly be remembered for its intense battles, unexpected outcomes, and the sheer resilience of the drivers. While the night ended in celebration for some, it was a poignant reminder that this sport doesn't always go to plan. 

George Russell - Mercedes