George Russell

MOTOR SPORT: It was a day to forget for racer George Russell when he failed to finish Sunday’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Last year’s FIA Formula 2 champion emerged as the victim of an incident during the heat and humidity of the Marina Bay street circuit.

The King’s Lynn born ROKiT Williams Racing driver’s race came to a premature end during a collision after battling with Romain Grosjean.

Elevated to 17th on the starting grid, Russell secured a strong get away but came off worst later in the race and was forced to retire for the first time in his F1 career.

Afterwards he posted on the racing website: “It was a rubbish race from the start; I got sandwiched at the first corner with Robert and Daniel (Ricciardo), which was just one of those things. As the race went on our pace seemed good, but then Grosjean went for the overtake on the entry of turn eight.

“At the apex we were side by side, I had the inside momentum and then come to the exit I was well ahead of him. At that point it’s the guy on the outside that needs to concede the corner. 

“Next thing, his front right has hit my rear left and I am in the wall. What looked like a fairly decent weekend ended up as a missed opportunity.” 

The Formula One season continues this weekend for the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom.

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