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Verstappen angry at Russell: 'Explanation from him makes no sense'

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Max Verstappen hoped to start third for the sprint win, but that didn’t happen. He collided with George Russell on the first lap and the damage kept him from fighting for the win. The Red Bull drivers were mad at Russell.

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Russell “lost and confused” as Mercedes hampered by F1 bouncing

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Russell also had bounce problems in the high-speed corners of Barcelona, ​​which made it harder to drive his Mercedes W14 to the limit, with the Briton reporting he believed he had problems with his tires early in the first quarter.

“The car didn’t feel good every lap of the race,” Russell said when asked by Autosport about the car’s behavior.

“We made some small changes from FP3 to quali, and the car bounced a lot in high-speed corners.

“In the corners that were easy to get flat in practice, I couldn’t get it flat. I couldn’t get the tires to work, everything went wrong. From the first lap in Q1, I knew we weren’t going to have a good day. It was weird .

“We should take advantage of conditions like that, which we usually do. As a team we usually do well when it’s challenging, but today, especially with me, it was different.”

Russell was knocked out in the second period after contact with team-mate Lewis Hamilton and was six-tenths off Max Verstappen’s benchmark time for the stage.

Russell mentioned that Q1 leader Nico Hulkenberg was 1.5 seconds behind to underscore his struggles, adding: “I’ve tried all kinds of outer circles, all kinds of pressure. Probably just getting ourselves a little bit lost and confused.

George Russell, Mercedes-AMG

George Russell, Mercedes-AMG

Photograph: Sam Bloxham / motorsport pictures

“For those cold, wet, oily conditions, the set-up changes we made in qualifying were definitely going in the wrong direction, which is a shame, especially because I think we have a very fast car. I think in FP2 In , we probably have the second fastest car after the Max, ahead of the Ferraris.

“So not all is lost. Tomorrow we just have to be patient and try to bounce back.”

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Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff backed Russell’s downbeat assessment of his weekend, admitting the team had gone the wrong way with his car.

“It was clear from the start that the set direction we were going with George made the car worse,” he said. “I think from the very beginning he was complaining that he didn’t have any grip, he had bounce and the car was understeering before it was oversteering.

“That’s something we need to unwind now to see exactly what we could have done differently.”

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Leclerc: 'We will see a lot of pit stops, we have our chances that way'

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Charles Leclerc was disappointed to qualify for the Spanish Grand Prix for the 19th time. The Monaco native is looking forward to what will be a tricky game for him. Leclerc expects tire management and pit stops to play a big role in the race. He told this in a press conference with GPblog and others.

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Hamilton on bouncing in Spain: 'We need to find out what it is'

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Lewis Hamilton finished fifth in Spain. Due to Pierre Gasly’s penalty, the Briton could start from fourth. The Mercedes driver suffered a lot from a bouncing car, the Mercedes driver told GPblog and others at a press conference during free practice.

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