It was not a good qualifying session for George Russell at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. While it wasn’t terrifying, Russell didn’t make it to the final Q3, which was knocked out by Kevin Magnussen by only six thousandths. In a circuit where overtaking is so difficult, his race for second place in the constructors’ championship was highly compromised amid a fight against Ferrari, starting the race from eleventh place.
park firm brake
With this race scenario in a circuit where it is extremely difficult to overtake, Mercedes has decided to replace the power unit before the race, which meets the relevant clearances but remains visibly clean in engine components for the rest of the season. . ,
George Russell debuted the fourth internal combustion engine, the fourth turbocharger, the fourth MGU-H and MGU-K. It also opens the third battery and the third switchboard. All these components exceed the maximum allowed per season, which in itself is a sanction for Mercedes. In addition, a fourth set of exhausts has been issued, this component is, yes, within the rules.
After crossing 15 penalty positions and breaking the Parc Fermé rule, George Russell needs to start the race from the pit lane. Theoretically, the Briton would now attempt an extreme strategy that could change the race in the face of an unlikely event, as it is practically impossible to proceed on this track due to the pace of the race.
All hope pinned on Hamilton
Mercedes’ hopes then rest on Lewis Hamilton, who starts the race in third place, with poleman Charles Leclerc ahead, as well as Sergio Perez. Behind, Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso, obviously Toto Wolff’s men will find it difficult to deduct points from Ferrari.