“We didn’t must be in that place at the moment. For the entire session, it wasn’t ok from our facet.”
Russell had beforehand defined his frustration at Mercedes’ ways, which noticed him and Hamilton out of sync with their rivals. He stated: “We had been quick, automobile felt nice. However for the entire session we had been out of sync with everyone after which I obtained overtaken by 4 vehicles into the final nook beginning my lap – certainly one of which was [Pierre] Gasly – and I used to be three tenths down earlier than I even obtained to Flip 1.
“Tyres had been nowhere and it was completely regular that we went slower and I didn’t make it by means of. Actually upset as a result of we didn’t really want to take so many dangers.
“We went out for one lap on the finish, we had been one of many few vehicles who did that, the automobile was greater than fast sufficient to get by means of to Q2/Q3. It’s uncommon that we make these sort of errors. You get what you deserve, I assume, for those who don’t do issues proper.”