George Russell mercilessly ridiculed with Ayrton Senna mockery

George Russell embarrassingly crashed out of the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix last weekend while hunting down Lando Norris.

George Russell has been ridiculed by Formula 1 fans following his last lap crash last weekend at the Singapore Grand Prix, where he lost a podium finish following an error.

Russell sat in third but was putting Lando Norris in second under an enormous amount of pressure, at the track where concentration is absolutely critical.

As they approached Turn 10, Russell seemingly had a lapse in concentration and heavily clipped the wall on the entry to the corner, which sent him straight into the barrier.

Lewis Hamilton was on hand to inherit the podium finish, in what was his 196th top-three finish in F1.

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Russell on the other hand was left furious with himself, whilst his devastation was clear to see following several emotional interviews in the media pen after the race.

The Marina Bay Circuit is arguably the most physically and mentally challenging race of the season, because of the heat, humidity, length of the race and the walls.

As discovered by the 25-year-old, one minor lapse in concentration can result in gutting consequences.

Instead of consoling the King’s Lynn-born driver, several F1 fans decided to ridicule Russell, after something about his crash was discovered.

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Onboard footage of Russell’s crash showed that he crashed into a wall which had #SingaporeGP advertising, with the Mercedes driver having specifically hit the advertising where it says ‘gap’.

As a result, fans posted edited videos of Russell’s accident, after Ayrton Senna’s famous quote.

The late Brazilian legend once stated: “If you no longer go for a gap that exists, then you are no longer a racing driver.”

“Not what he meant, George,” is what a fan captioned a video of Russell’s crash, in reference to Senna’s quote.

Russell had been having an excellent Grand Prix right up until his accident, where he had the pace for victory.

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He started on the front row but dropped to third early on, before reclaiming the position following his first pit-stop.

However, Mercedes opted to pit both drivers during a VSC, to give them a tyre advantage.

Whilst Russell and Hamilton quickly caught the leaders back up, overtaking was simply too difficult.