Third ‘a massive relief’ for George Russell after ‘letting the side down this year’ | F1

Russell picked up his second podium of F1 2023, finishing third behind Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.The result meant that Mercedes pipped Ferrari to P2 in the constructors’ championship behind Red Bull.It’s been a tough year for Russell, who was comprehensively beaten by teammate Lewis Hamilton in the points standings.Speaking after the race, Russell was understandably relieved to end it on a high.“I can’t believe it’s only the second podium of the year, but really happy to end the season this way,” he said.“There’s so many people back at the factory in Brackley and…

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