After a devastating crash between Williams F1 driver, George Russell, and Mercedes AMG driver, Valtteri Bottas, clearly, both drivers believed the other was in the wrong. But, after some time to analyse the incident, George Russell acknowledges he was in the wrong and has publicly apologised, taking full responsibility.
George Russell has a close relationship with the Mercedes AMG F1 team but, after a high-speed crash at the 2021 F1 Grand Prix in Imola, he stressed that he has seriously upset the leading team.
After the incident, it was clear that both George Russell and Valtteri Bottas believed each other were to blame. After careful analysis of the crash, and clearly some strong words from Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff, George Russell has acknowledged that he was in the wrong and has taken to his social media accounts to express his apology.
George Russell has this to say about the F1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at the Imola Grand Prix: "Yesterday wasn't my proudest day. I knew it would be one of our best opportunities to score points this season and, when those points matter as much as they do to us right now, sometimes you take risks.
"It didn't pay off and I have to take responsibility for that. Having had time to reflect on what happened afterwards, I know I should have handled the whole situation better. Emotions can run high in the heat of the moment, and yesterday, mine got the better of me.
"I apologise to Valtteri, to my team and to anyone who felt let down by my actions. That's not who I am and I expect more from myself, as I know others expect more from me. I've learned some tough lessons this weekend and will come out of this a better driver and a better person for the experience.
"Now, it's full focus on Portugal and a chance to show what I'm really about. Thanks for all the messages, both positive and negative. They will all help me to grow."
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, The Race, on How George Russell Seriously Upset Mercedes In A Huge Valtteri Bottas F1 Crash.
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