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Russell disappoints in Turkey: 'It was incredibly difficult'

George Russell will be glad he had his Mercedes contract in his pocket before the Turkish Grand Prix. The Briton had been battling with Valtteri Bottas for months for the second seat at Mercedes, a battle that Russell eventually won. But Bottas in particular drove one of the strongest races of his career in Istanbul, while Russell was caught out with a few mistakes. Incredibly difficult Russell is usually stronger on Saturdays than Sundays, but in Turkey the Williams driver was not flawless in qualifying either. A spin in Q2 saw him finish thirteenth while the speed was once again there for a better classification. For the first few laps of the race in Turkey, Russell also fell back two...
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