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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 the recent British Grand Prix, Ferrari’s strategic gamble to pit Charles Leclerc for Intermediates backfired, costing the Monegasque driver a chance to rebound from a disappointing qualifying performance. The team’s decision was influenced by Leclerc’s track position, but it ultimately proved to be the wrong call, leaving the Formula 1 team unable to mount a comeback in the remaining laps.

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.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has secured pole position for the upcoming Sprint race at the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix, leaving his closest rival, Lando Norris of McLaren, in second place. The thrilling Sprint Qualifying session sets the stage for an exciting Sprint race tomorrow, where Verstappen will look to extend his advantage at the top of the championship standings.