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George Russell Heard Calling Valtteri Bottas A 'F***ing P***k' On Radio After Crash

George Russell Heard Calling Valtteri Bottas A 'F***ing P***k' On Radio After Crash

The pair crashed during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Dominic Smithers

Dominic Smithers

Warning: Offensive Language

George Russell was heard saying 'Is he a f***ing p***k' after crashing into Valtteri Bottas.

The pair slammed into one another during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Italy today (18 April), with both forced out of the Formula One race.

The collision happened when Russell attempted to overtake Bottas, coming out onto his rival's right hand side.

The pair then clipped each other, sending them both spinning onto the grass and into the barriers.

Footage shared on social media shows an angry Russell speaking to his Williams team over the radio.

He says: "What the f**k was he doing?! Honestly is he a p***k or what?!!!"

Further footage then shows Russell getting out of his car and marching over to Bottas, who crashed up further ahead.

The pair seem to exchange a few words, with Russell smacking Bottas across his helmet and Bottas sticking his middle finger up back at Russell.

The Mercedes team asked Bottas over their radio: "Are you OK?"

With Bottas replying: "That was a big one. All good."

Following the crash, the race was immediately suspended, as debris from the wreckage was cleared up from the track.

And while it's still not quite clear who was at fault for the crash, some believe Russell should have been able to make it past in one piece.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, former Renault driver Jolyon Palmer said: "I think there was space for Russell. I think that incident is on George."

This isn't the first time in recent months Formula One has witnessed a huge crash.

In November last year, Romain Grosjean's car burst into flames and 'ripped in half' during the race at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The terrifying crash resulted in a red flag and the race as been suspended for at least 45 minutes.

Grosjean, thankfully, appeared to escape serious injury, and was seen being helped out of the vehicle before receiving medical attention.

At the time, Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner confirmed the driver suffered burns to his hands and ankles, but was otherwise OK.

During the suspension, Lewis Hamilton - who was aiming for his 11th victory - tweeted to say that he's 'grateful' that Romain is safe.

He added: "Wow... the risk we take is no joke, for those of you out there that forget that we put our life on the line for this sport and for what we love to do. Thankful to the FIA for the massive strides we've taken for Romain to walk away from that safely."

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Formula One, Crash, Racing, Cars