One bizarre coincidence between George Russell’s crash and Carlos Sainz’s GP win

The Australian Grand Prix proved to be an enthralling spectacle for the spectators, who found themselves on the edge of their seats as the grid unfolded unpredictably, especially with Max Verstappen’s premature exit from the race.

In the absence of the Dutch driver and amidst the dramatic crash involving George Russell towards the end, the chances presented themselves, and Carlos Sainz made the most of them, shining brightly.

George Russell crashes in Carlos Sainz GP win for third time

On the final lap of the Australian Grand Prix, Carlos Sainz finally clinched an effortless victory without any troublesome hurdles ahead of his teammate Charles Leclerc in a perfect one-two triumph for Ferrari. Expressing his euphoria after the race,

Sainz stated, “It was a really good race; I felt really good out there. Of course, [I’m] a bit stiff, especially physically; it wasn’t the easiest, but I was lucky that I was more or less on my own and I could manage my pace.”

On the other hand, despite being so close to victory, George Russell had made it easier for Sainz to win due to an intense battle with Fernando Alonso for the sixth, which ultimately resulted in a big crash for the British driver.

From the start of the 2024 season, Russell had singlehandedly managed to move Mercedes forward despite the significant drawbacks faced by his more experienced teammate, Lewis Hamilton.

However, this time, as the 26-year-old decided to attack Alonso, he made the huge mistake of overdoing the attack, resulting in a huge collision with the wall at Turn 6. Later on, it was confirmed that Russell had not faced any significant injuries during the attack, providing a sense of relief for his fans.

George Russell called by FIA stewards

After the incident, both drivers were called by the FIA stewards to decide the ultimate consequences of the incident, and discuss both of their perspectives on it.

Fernando Alonso explained his issue by saying, “I was focusing in front of me and not behind. I had some issues for the last 15 laps or something with the battery and deployment. So, yeah, definitely, I was struggling a little bit at the end of the race, but I cannot focus on the cars behind me. He’s okay. I saw the car and I was very worried.”

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