After the accident in Imola, the Englishman accused Valtteri of having thrown him out because they are playing the Mercedes seat of 2022: “I took a risk and I have to take responsibility”
The night brings advice (and maybe even a phone call from Toto Wolff?). At least so it seems to read the tweet with which George Russell today publicly apologized to Valtteri Bottas for yesterday’s accident during the Emilia Romagna GP in Imola. The Williams Englishman went off track yesterday after touching the straight line at over 300 times with the Finn’s Mercedes, he said guilty of having left him little road. And after the race he also hinted that Bottas did it because they are both playing for the Mercedes seat in 2022.
Today George reversed via social media, taking responsibility for the outcome of the overtaking and admitting that he did not behave correctly. “Yesterday was not the day to be proudest – he wrote – I knew it would be one of our best opportunities to take some points this season and, when those points matter as much as they do for us right now, sometimes take risks. He did not pay and I have to take responsibility ”.
“Having had time to reflect on what happened next, I know I should have handled the whole situation better. Emotions can prevail in the heat of the moment and yesterday they took over me. I apologize to Valtteri, my team and anyone who has felt disappointed in my actions. I am not that and I expect more of myself, because I know that others expect more of me. I learned some tough lessons this weekend and a better rider and person will come out of this experience. Now head to Portugal to prove my worth. Thanks for all the messages, positive and negative. They will help me grow ”.
April 19 – 7:26 pm
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