Russell admitted to Sky Sports F1 after the race: “When you’re in the car, 48 laps in, you’re giving it everything, you’re making a sub-optimal strategy try to work. That radio is a bit of a venting tool to release some frustration.
"Overtaking was difficult, you saw Piastri with much fresher tyres, a much faster car this weekend, he didn’t fly by. It took him two laps to achieve that, and he only just achieved it.
"It’s easy in hindsight, but for me right now, the goal is to secure P2 for the team in the constructors.
"On my personal side, the driver’s championship is totally out of the window, it’s been a complete disaster of a season in that regard. So many missed chances.
"Lewis is obviously in a really good position fighting for P3. Standing here now, all good and we’ll just keep on working."
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