George Russell has called for an investigation for the Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo after their interaction during the practice for the Canadian Grand Prix. Ricciardo is present at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for his reserve duties with Red Bull and was on the pit on Friday. Before heading out on the track for a ‘reasonably productive session’ during the FP2, when the session was red flagged twice, and the two buddies shared a moment.
While Russell was in his car and was ready to go out of the pitlane, Ricciardo was in his chair and leaned out to wave to Russell and grabbed his attention. The Aussie went on to flip him off and received a similar response from Russell. Recalling their hilarious exchange, Russell joked about sending the Aussie up for an investigation. He said, “There was a rogue Australian fan in the pitlane as well at some point. The F1 Mercedes driver added, “Stuck his finger up at me while I was waiting to go out. It was around the Red Bull area. I need to check the video. see if an investigation should go into this.”
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Talking about the upcoming Canadian GP, Russell has had a promising practice session, still he is keeping it safe with his expectations. After the double podium in Spain, Russell is being realistic about his chances for a repeat. The 25-year-old racer said, “Between Barcelona and here, they’re two totally different circuits. Barcelona- super smooth, high-speed circuit. Here, it’s incredibly bumpy.” Russell added, “We’re still on the tail end, especially in qualifying pace compared to Ferrari and Aston Martin. there might be even, Valtteri looked quick, maybe an Alpine. We always know it comes to us on a Sunday. so that’s when it’s going to matter.”