"They flew by and before I knew it I couldn't see them anymore, but good TV time!"
Russell had a week to forget as illness saw him skip media commitments on Thursday before his Friday was ruined by a loose drain cover which demolished his FW42.
"It was as good as could be really," said Russell of his 15th-place finish ahead of team-mate Robert Kubica.
"We knew coming into this weekend that it would probably be the hardest weekend of the year for us.
"Put that on top of myself being really ill since the start of last week, and then Friday with the manhole cover ruining the whole of Friday and the guys having to work all day and through the night to get the car fixed, I was quite relieved for the weekend to be over."
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