“That was a bit of a struggle, probably worse than expected,” said Russell.
“I was really struggling with the tyres to be honest. Came out of the pits and the car was feeling good, and then after about four laps was just sliding both axles and tyres overheating and dropped off massively.
“We decided just to do a second stop for the sake of it, had a slow stop and came out into all the blue flags, so I spent the last 15 laps sat behind them and having to let others past.
“Not the most fun race I’ve ever driven…”