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By George! How unlucky can one be?

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Mercedes radio failure robs Russell of potential F1 win.


09 Dec 2020
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By George! How unlucky can one be?

George Russell. Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images.

William Shakespeare’s play, The Comedy of Errors became an apt summation of a Mercedes-Benz Formula One pit stop in Bahrain last Sunday. Perhaps the comment made by team chief Toto Wolff to Sky Sports was far more succinct, when he said: “Overall for us it was a colossal **** up.” He added: “I know I’m not allowed to say that, but it was.” After losing both Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc on lap one, the two Mercedes’ were on course for a 1-2 result. With reserve driver George Russell leading from team-mate Valtteri Bottas, it was looking...

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