George Russell reveals he was ‘close to fainting’ in “brutal” F1 Qatar GP | F1

Many drivers complained about the intense heat in a physically-demanding 57-lap race on Sunday, with some even needing medical attention. Logan Sargeant retired after suffering from intense dehydration, while his Williams teammate Alex Albon was treated for acute heat exposure at the medical centre after he was seen struggling to get out of his car. Esteban Ocon said he had thrown up in his helmet during the race and Lance Stroll admitted his vision was going “blurry” in the closing laps. Race-winner Max Verstappen described the temperatures, which reached more than 30C, as “just too extreme”. "It was an absolutely brutal race, by far…

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