Jolyon Palmer's Analysis: How Russell found the edge over Hamilton with stunning Spa qualifying lap


There was no doubt who the star of the show was in qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday, with George Russell pulling off a stunning lap to grab P2 on the grid for Williams.

In doing so, the young Brit beat championship leader Lewis Hamilton to take the second front-row slot, with the Mercedes man unable to beat Russell's time and ending up third fastest.

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So how exactly did Russell pull off such a feat in a Williams car that has been among the slowest on the grid this year, against the championship-leading Mercedes?

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer takes a deep dive into the laps of both Russell and Hamilton to find out, in the video above.

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