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George Russell regrets taping up helmet vents pre-race due to sand

George Russell says he taped up the air vents on his helmet prior to Formula 1’s Bahrain Grand Prix due to the sand – though quickly realised he made a mistake. Reigning Formula 2 Champion Russell started from 19th on the grid and raced to 15th position after prevailing in a battle against Williams team-mate Robert Kubica. But he revealed post-race that he had to regularly lift his visor due to the self-inflicted extreme heat inside the cockpit. “It was actually a very hot race for me because on my lap to the grid because of the wind there was a lot of sand on the track,” he said. “I was getting sand through my air vents in the helmet, so I decided to tape up...
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