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Russell felt like 'an amateur' in 'race of survival' at Portimão

George Russell was hoping to battle for points in the Portuguese GP after his impressive performance in qualifying, but instead the Williams driver endured a "race of survival" at Portimão. From 11th on the grid, Russell held his own at the start but after a five-lap safety car period brought about by Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen the Briton helplessly fell down the order to P16. What followed thereafter was a long, isolated grind in the depths of the midfield onboard a car that was simply off the pace. "Incredibly tough, probably one of the toughest races I have had since 2019 when the car was so far off," Russell told Sky Sports F1. "It was a race of survival,...
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