The Mercedes driver was surprised by the amount of overtakes produced by the Las Vegas Street Circuit as he finished fourth on the road but was demoted to eighth at the flag by a five-second time penalty.
George Russell has shared his thoughts on the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, expressing surprise at the challenges it presented during the Grand Prix. Despite initial concerns that the track would be dull for racing, the circuit produced a significant number of on-track moves, including five for the lead. The main overtaking opportunity was at Turn 14, at the end of the Strip and DRS zone. Russell admitted that the slipstream effect was not as substantial as he had anticipated due to the low-downforce set-ups. He missed out on a potential podium after colliding with Max Verstappen, and ultimately finished eighth after a five-second time penalty was applied.