George Russell: Lewis Hamilton does things so differently to so many other people

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George Russell: Lewis Hamilton does things so differently to so many other people

George Russell commented on the experience he had. His teammate the previous season was Lewis Hamilton, and Russell only had words of praise for him. His style and manner are something completely different. "Lewis is an incredibly unique character," Russell said for The High Performance Podcast.

"I think he's incredibly inspiring with all of his activities and projects he has off-circuit. When you look at drivers from the past who are just pure racing drivers, [who think] 'I'm going to wake up living and breathing this sport', he does things so differently to so many other people, yet has still had so much success along the way."

George Russell on the tennis scene

Russell also referred to the greats of the tennis scene with whom he compared Hamilton.

Their style is completely different, and each of them has a unique style. "When I look at [Roger] Federer, [Rafael] Nadal and [Novak] Djokovic, these are three greats of the sport. Statistically, they've all basically achieved exactly the same achievements, yet they have three totally different ways of playing.

I'm sure they train differently. When you watch them, they look different. When you see them on court, they excel on different courts or playing fields, yet they're three greats." He believes that Hamilton is focused on himself and his progress.

He knows exactly what he needs to do to achieve his goals, and that makes him special. "I think the thing I take away from that, and also what I take away from Lewis, is that there is no one path to success. I think you need to find your own path, your own journey.

You need to have that self belief that, even if somebody is going down a certain path, you need to follow your own course and you need to do what is best for you."