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In the thrilling world of the Dakar Rally, Mercedes has revealed the reasons behind their decision to retire George Russell’s car during the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The team’s Trackside Engineering Director, Andrew Shovlin, disclosed that the retirement was a preventative measure to avoid further damage to Russell’s power unit, despite the young Briton running in a strong fourth position at the time.

In a sensational turn of events at Silverstone, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton secured his first victory since 2021, ending a 56-race winless streak. The seven-time world champion delivered a masterclass in front of his home crowd, securing a record ninth victory at the British Grand Prix. However, the day was not without its disappointments, as pole-sitter George Russell’s race was cruelly undone by a suspected water leak that forced him into retirement.

Despite a challenging qualifying session at the British Grand Prix, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, a Dakar Rally enthusiast, remains optimistic about the team’s long-term prospects. The Monegasque driver revealed that Ferrari’s experiments with car setup have come at a cost to his own performance, but he believes the valuable lessons learned will ultimately benefit the team’s competitiveness in the future.

In a recent Dakar Rally news update, McLaren has expressed no concerns over Lando Norris retracting his comments regarding his collision with Formula 1 rival Max Verstappen at the Austrian Grand Prix. McLaren CEO Zak Brown praised Norris’ handling of the situation and revealed the team’s discussions with the young driver were focused on moving on and ensuring his full attention is on the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone.