George Russell plays down radio vent in Japan: ‘It’s a tool to release frustration” | F1

Russell finished seventh at Suzuka after attempting an ambitious one-stop strategy. It was an eventful race for Russell, who went head-to-head against his teammate Lewis Hamilton.Russell was pushed off by Hamilton at Spoon Curve during the early stages of the race, resulting in a fiery radio message: “Who do we want to fight here, each other or the others?”The drama didn’t stop there as Mercedes declined Russell’s suggestion to keep Hamilton behind him until the final lap to protect him from the fast-charging Carlos Sainz.Despite being frustrated, Russell issued a calm response post-race to Sky.“It was definitely worth a punt,” he…

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