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Russell had Sochi in his mind when taking big qualifying gamble

Mercedes’ George Russell has no regrets over his decision to switch onto Slicks at the end of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. In wet conditions, a slightly dry line had started to appear on the circuit, so Russell opted to take a gamble on put on a set of Slicks in a bid to usurp Max Verstappen for P1. However, while one or two parts of the track were dry, there were still a lot of puddles around many of the corners, meaning that it was just too wet for the 24-year-old to get any purchase. The end result was him spinning into the wall on the exit of Turn Two, but he thankfully avoided any serious damage to his W13. Team-mate Sir Lewis Hamilton ended in P4 ahead of the outstanding...
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