Singapore GP: George Russell starts from the pit lane after changing his power unit
Mercedes driver George Russell started the Singapore Grand Prix in the pit after using a new set of power that exceeded spending norms on allotted engine parts; The Briton was shocked to exit Q2 due to a throttle problem and started the race in 11th place on the grid
Last Updated: 02/10/22 11:04 am
George Russell will start the Singapore Grand Prix from the pit lane after using a new set of power that exceeds his allotted number of engine parts.
Russell qualified 11th at the Marina Bay Circuit but he will be demoted to relegation after Mercedes changed his power unit.
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The British driver had an impressive opening season as a teammate of Lewis Hamilton, finishing in the top five in every race he completed.
But Russell will try to keep that penalty record after his penalty.
The 24-year-old, who was brought to the Q3 question by Haas’ Kevin Magnussen, apologized to his team on team radio, saying: “Sorry I got really stuck. Exactly the problem. like in reality. Ahhh!”
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc lines up from pole position for Sunday’s race ahead of Red Bull driver Sergio Perez with Hamilton finishing third.
Max Verstappen only started in eighth place after Red Bull ran out of fuel for his car. The Dutchman must win to have any chance of getting a second title here with five laps remaining.
Watch the Singapore Grand Prix from 11:30am on Sky Sports F1, with the lights off at 1pm.