Mercedes driver George Russell's X-rated blast caught on team radio as he and Lewis Hamilton fume at F1 blunder | The Sun

Mercedes driver George Russell's X-rated blast caught on team radio as he and Lewis Hamilton fume at F1 blunder | The Sun

GEORGE RUSSELL lashed out at his Mercedes team after a major blunder cost him and team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Russell started Sunday's race in third place and the Formula One team was immensely confident he would finish on the podium.

Hamilton, on the other hand, had a disastrous qualifying that left him P13 on the grid.

But then it started to rain and the British duo's rivals were wise enough to immediately put on wet tyres.

Russell and Hamilton wanted to do the same but were instructed to stay out.

That bad call led to the former Williams star slipping down the pack and finishing 17th, whereas Sir Lewis fought through and made it to sixth place.

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Russell was then heard fuming on the team radio: "I was forecast for a podium. F**k! How did we mess this up?"

The 25-year-old was still seething after he got out of the car claiming the race was "over before it really got started".

That was because the Norfolk driver and Hamilton weren't prepared properly for the rainy Dutch weather.

Russell said after the race: "The race was over before it really got started.

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"I think the information we had regarding the weather was totally wrong. So that was a real shame. A podium was missed.

"As a team we need to review because we’re getting the information coming in to us and it was misjudged, the weather.

"So, it’s not anything to do with racing or engineering, it was clearly just a weather misinterpretation and that ruined our afternoon.

"So, we really need to look into what happened, why the others decided to pit, what information they maybe had that we didn’t and make sure we don’t make the same mistake again."

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