The Mercedes driver picked up plenty of stones for good measure and the mechanics were quickly set to work just moments before the start of the race to check if any damage had been done to the floor of the car.
When asked what happened, Russell told Sky Sports: "[I was] just pushing the limits. I was trying some wide lines because when you're racing you're often not on the racing line. Not a lot of grip there.
"Hopefully not too many other drivers saw what happened to me and it happens to them on Lap One! The car is fine."
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