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Russell ‘did a Maldonado' in Portimao battle

George Russell revealed he had a ‘Pastor Maldonado moment’ while battling with rivals on his way to finishing 14th in the Portuguese Grand Prix. The Briton was referring to a Williams predecessor, who gave the team their most recent victory in Spain eight years ago. But it was not the Barcelona win to which Russell was referring. Instead, he meant an incident in the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix when the Venezuelan was trying to overtake Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso and experienced a big oversteer moment which saw him wrestling with the steering wheel as he tried not to lose the rear end of his Lotus. “It was a good race,” said Russell, whose P14 was exactly the same position in which...
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