George Russell believes that Mercedes can win the title!



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George Russell believes that Mercedes can win the title!

George Russell believes that Mercedes can do a lot next season. Although the previous season was not successful, many suspect that Mercedes will make a breakthrough. Russell believes in the title! “I think when you look at the development we have brought this year, and the rate at which we’ve closed the gap, there’s nothing telling us we can’t achieve this.

We’ve been pretty clear now for about two months which targets we have to hit in terms of development. And I am pretty confident if we do achieve that, we will have a car that we can compete with Red Bull”. - he said, as quoted by motorsport.com.

George Russell talks about beginning and ending of the season

Russell drew a parallel with the beginning of the season and the current situation. “At the start of this year, we qualified behind Alfa, and behind Haas,” he said.

“I remember in Imola, I finished fourth but I was the same pace as Lando [Norris], and I had Valtteri [Bottas] chasing me down in the Alfa. “They were quicker than us in that race and Lewis was in P10 or P9. But you look at us now, and where we are in comparison to those cars that probably haven’t had the similar development as the likes of Ferrari and Red Bull, we’ve made massive strides.

The fact now we were in a position to fight for race victories shows a lot. So, I’ve got every bit of confidence in this team. Maybe straight out of the blocks, we weren’t the fastest car because of where we were coming from.

But the rate of development, I’ve got every hope that we can definitely fight for the championship”. A tough challenge awaits them and they are aware of it, but that doesn't stop them from showing what they know.

“The seasons are definitely hotting up,” he said. “It’s going to be one of the challenges, for sure - one of which, you wish you can do a better job than your competitors. “We will definitely have a sit down with the team, with my personal team, to see how we can be the most efficient across the season, and make sure not only I, but everyone in the team performs at their A-game over such a brutal season. “It’s definitely a challenge, one of those which just adds to the challenges of F1”.