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George Russell thinks he could have scored the first points of his career in the Eifel Grand Prix if he hadn’t been hit by Kimi Raikkonen

“It was obviously frustrating,” said Russell “I actually passed Sebastian in the chicane before, but then he let himself be tempted by the exit, which I don’t think was. shown on television

« [This] allowed him to have DRS and obviously Kimi was behind I was outside I left a lot of space But I think Kimi just locked himself up behind Sebastian then lost the rear

« Sometimes it’s racing we all push hard and it’s not always easy But it’s frustrating because the car felt good and the race went I think we would have been able to score points All this is unfortunately going against us for the moment « 

All the riders except the Williams pair have now scored points this year Russell said they were lucky in races like today, when upcoming retirements gave them some chance to finish in the top 10

« I’m realistic and as nice as it would be to score a point or two or three, in the end the car is not fast enough. We have to keep working very hard to bring more performance to the car because we don’t don’t want to participate in these events, we want to be there on merit And finally, that’s where we are at the moment

“People like Haas and Alfa, things have really changed in these races. They are not faster than us and I don’t personally think they have done anything better than us, things have gone as expected when there were these very specific opportunities and that was not the case for us

« There were a number of times we had some really good races and finished relatively high in order, but there weren’t five broken midfield cars, which makes the difference between scoring points or not »

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