George Russell under investigation for Austrian GP qualifying breach

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George Russell under investigation for Austrian GP qualifying breach

George Russell is under investigation from the stewards after he walked on the circuit after his heavy crash. Russell hit the barrier at turn 10 wi

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George Russell is under investigation from the stewards after he walked on the circuit after his heavy crash. Russell hit the barrier at turn 10 with just minutes remaining in Q3 after losing the rear-end. 

The impact destroyed his car and brought out an instant red flag while the incident was cleared. However, Russell was seen walking on the track after the crash as he returned to the pit lane. 

Minutes later FIA stewards confirmed they were looking into the incident with the Mercedes star potentially facing a penalty. A message from race control said: “George Russell under investigation for entering the track without permission.”

Sebastian Vettel was investigated for a similar breath after FP1 at the Australian Grand Prix. Vettel hopped onto a scooter after being forced out of the session but was later hit with a penalty. 

However, his incident means it is unlikely Russell will be hit with a grid penalty ahead of tomorrow’s sprint race. Vettel was only slapped with a £4,200 (€5,000) fine after the incident earlier this season. 



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