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‘I’ve got a car up my a***’ – George Russell hilariously shuts down team advice at Italian Grand Prix


George Russell gave a hilariously blunt response to his race mechanic at the Italian Grand Prix.

The British Mercedes star was having an impressive weekend at Monza, qualifying fourth on the grid, four places ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

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Russell was having a great weekend in ItalyCredit: Getty
But his Sunday was quickly made difficult by Perez

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But his Sunday was quickly made difficult by PerezCredit: Getty

That performance was made all the more remarkable by the fact he slotted in ahead of Sergio Perez, whose Red Bull is by far the fastest car in Formula 1.

When the race got underway on Sunday, Russell was unsurprisingly instantly having to defend from the Mexican, and gave it everything up until the 16th lap of the race.

Before that, though, his race engineer tried to offer some advice on how to keep Perez behind, which fell on deaf ears.

The 25-year-old was told by his mechanic: “George we suggest more management at six, turn six.”

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To which Russell replied: “I don’t know if you can see but I’ve got a car right up my a***.”

Russell later pitted, complaining of a lack of rear grip, but clambered his way back up to fifth.

Russell didn't need the advice

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Russell didn’t need the adviceCredit: Sky F1
The pressure later got to him during a tangle with Ocon

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The pressure later got to him during a tangle with OconCredit: Sky F1

However, his weekend was further complicated by a five-second penalty from the race stewards for leaving the track and gaining an advantage at turn two during a tangle with Esteban Ocon.





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