George Russell’s ‘a lot of lost points’ in Canada could lead to ‘uncomfortable night’, says Jenson Button
Jenson Button, former Formula 1 World Champion, has voiced his belief that George Russell will find it difficult to put the Canadian Grand Prix crash behind him. The incident, which resulted in severe damage to Russell’s Mercedes and ultimately led to his retirement from the race, cost both the driver and the team valuable points in the championship standings.
Russell was running in an impressive fourth place when he encountered trouble after going over the kerb at Turn 9, causing him to collide with the wall. Despite managing to continue with a damaged front wing and a severely compromised rear right wheel, the extent of the damage only became apparent later in the race. Suspected brake duct damage eventually forced Russell to retire from the event.