George Russell was left to rue a crucial mistake as he missed out on Q3 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but insisted Mercedes weren't quick enough to be competitive.
The Englishman was on a lap which could have seen him sneak into the top-10 shootout at the expense of his team-mate and compatriot Lewis Hamilton, but he made an error at the last corner which prevented him from being able to improve his time.
Russell eventually missed out on the final session by just four-thousandths of a second and will start the Azerbaijan GP from 11th on the grid.
After the session he was clear in his belief that the car was mainly to blame for his struggles.
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