F1 | São Paulo GP | Russell reveals "there should be no damage on the car" after his incident in turn 4
Hamilton admitted how the conditions yesterday were very tricky, how it was impossible to see, and Russell explained why he went out in the gravel in turn 4
It wasn’t a very fortunate qualifying day, yesterday, for Mercedes, even if George Russell will be able to start third in today’s Sprint Race – despite the error that he made going out in the gravel after losing his W13 at the beginning of the Q3.
Beached in the rain 😫— Formula 1 (@F1) November 11, 2022
George Russell's qualifying ended in the gravel at Turn 4 #BrazilGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/QyhWf1ctq5
The weather conditions that occurred in Sao Paulo allowed the English driver to remain at the top of the standings despite the accident, as the Race Direction decided to suspend the session, at a time when the intensity of the race was increasing. rain. No rider subsequently improved and the third position remained occupied by Russell.
Lewis Hamilton - who wil start 8th in today's Sprint Race - commented on the weather conditions, saying to Sky Sports:
"I went out there to see what the conditions were like but obviously it was properly wet,” he stated.
"It was just difficult to see the conditions, difficult to see the rain drops because it was so dark and I was the last car out so I think I got the earliest part of the rain and probably lost too much temperature in the tyres in the pitlane,” he said.
"Just a bit unfortunate but George did a great job and congratulations to Kevin," he added, referring to Magnussen unexpected pole position.
💬 “P8 is not ideal - but George did a great job on his lap, and a big congratulations to Kevin for pole.”— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) November 11, 2022
We’ve got some racing to do tomorrow, @LewisHamilton. ✊ pic.twitter.com/rzaqArdSCr
Then his teammate, George Russell explained what happened to him:
"I have broken the headrest because my head was banging so much,” - said - "It was a pretty unpleasant experience.
"I wanted to do a 360 but then did the rears in the gravel so probably not the wisest choice I have ever made.
"As it turned out, we knew that the first lap was it all.
"There should be no damage but you are always tentative as it is lifted onto the tow truck and there is a lot of gravel so the guys are going to have to take the car to pieces tonight to make sure we have got all of the gravel out, but it should be ok," he concluded.